paronychia definition

  • noun:
    • irritation for the structure surrounding a fingernail or toenail.
    • disease underneath the cuticle of a fingernail or toenail.
    • A whitlow, or felon{3}.
    • In pathology, irritation about the nail; whitlow.
    • [capitalized] [NL. (A. L. de Jussieu, 1815).] A genus of apetalous plants of the order Illecebrace√¶, type of the tribe Paronychie√¶, known by the involucrate calyx of five hooded segments, each with a horn, point, or awn on the back.
    • Plural of paronychium.
    • low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody flowers; whitlowworts
    • disease within the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe

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