chilblain

[chil-bleyn]

Origin of chilblain

First recorded in 1540–50; chill + blain
Also called pernio.
Related formschil·blained, adjective
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chilblain

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

Word Origin for chilblain

C16: from chill (n) + blain
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Word Origin and History for chilblain
n.

1540s, from chill (n.) + blain "inflamed swelling or sore on skin." Related: Chilblains.

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chilblain in Medicine

chilblain

[chĭlblān′]
n.
  1. 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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