- inflammation of the folds of skin bordering a nail of a finger or toe, usually characterized by infection and pus formation; felon.
Origin of paronychia
Examples from the Web for paronychia
Historical Examples of paronychia
They occur normally in the sepals of Paronychia serpyllifolia and other plants.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
The absence of acute inflammatory symptoms in the first variety distinguishes it from paronychia, whitlow, and gout.
Hence light is as intolerable in this kind of ophthalmia, as pressure is to the finger in the paronychia.Zoonomia, Vol. I
- Inflammation of the tissue surrounding a nail.