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kibe

[ kahyb ]
/ kaɪb /
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noun Medicine/Medical.
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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British Dictionary definitions for kibe

kibe
/ (kaɪb) /

noun
a chilblain, esp an ulcerated one on the heel

Word Origin for kibe

C14: probably from Welsh cibi, of obscure origin
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Medical definitions for kibe

kibe
[ kīb ]

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