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whitlow

[ hwit-loh, wit- ]
/ ˈʰwɪt loʊ, ˈwɪt- /
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noun
an inflammation of the deeper tissues of a finger or toe, especially of the terminal phalanx, usually producing suppuration.
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Origin of whitlow

1350–1400; Middle English whit(f)lowe, whitflawe.See white, flaw1
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British Dictionary definitions for whitlow

whitlow
/ (ˈwɪtləʊ) /

noun
any pussy inflammation of the end of a finger or toe

Word Origin for whitlow

C14: changed from whitflaw, from white + flaw 1
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Medical definitions for whitlow

whitlow
[ wĭtlō′ ]

n.
felon
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