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paronychia

[ par-uh-nik-ee-uh ]
/ ˌpær əˈnɪk i ə /
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noun Pathology.
inflammation of the folds of skin bordering a nail of a finger or toe, usually characterized by infection and pus formation; felon.
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Origin of paronychia

1590–1600; <Latin parōnychia<Greek parōnychía whitlow, equivalent to par-par- + onych- (stem of ónyx) claw, nail + -ia-ia

OTHER WORDS FROM paronychia

par·o·nych·i·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for paronychia

paronychia
[ păr′ə-nĭkē-ə ]

n.
Inflammation of the tissue surrounding a nail.

Other words from paronychia

par′o•nychi•al adj.
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