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chilblain

[ chil-bleyn ]
/ ˈtʃɪl bleɪn /
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noun Usually chilblains. Pathology.
an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture.
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Also called pernio.

Origin of chilblain

First recorded in 1540–50; chill + blain

OTHER WORDS FROM chilblain

chilblained, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chilblain

chilblain
/ (ˈtʃɪlˌbleɪn) /

noun
pathol (usually plural) an inflammation of the fingers, toes, or ears, caused by prolonged exposure to moisture and coldTechnical name: pernio

Derived forms of chilblain

chilblained, adjective

Word Origin for chilblain

C16: from chill (n) + blain
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Medical definitions for chilblain

chilblain
[ chĭlblān′ ]

n.
Erythema, itching, and burning, especially of the dorsa of the fingers and toes, and of the heels, nose, and ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold.erythema pernio
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