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noun Medicine/Medical.
  1. a chapped or ulcerated chilblain, especially on the heel.
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Origin of kibe

1350–1400; Middle English kybe, perhaps < Welsh cibi
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  1. a chilblain, esp an ulcerated one on the heel
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Word Origin

C14: probably from Welsh cibi, of obscure origin
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kibe in Medicine


  1. A chapped or inflamed area on the skin, especially on the heel, due to exposure to cold.
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