Definition of Paronychia

1. Noun. Infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe.

Generic synonyms: Infection



2. Noun. Low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts.
Exact synonyms: Genus Paronychia
Generic synonyms: Caryophylloid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Carnation Family, Caryophyllaceae, Family Caryophyllaceae, Pink Family
Member holonyms: Whitlowwort

Definition of Paronychia

1. n. A whitlow, or felon.

Definition of Paronychia

1. Noun. (medicine) An infection under the cuticle of a fingernail or toenail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Paronychia

1. Inflammation involving the folds of tissue surrounding the nail. Synonym: perionychia. Origin: Gr. Onyx = nail This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paronychia

paromologia
paromology
paromomycin
paromomycin sulfate
paromphalocele
paroneiria
paronomasia
paronomasiac
paronomasiacs
paronomasias
paronomasic
paronomasies
paronomastic
paronomastical
paronomasy
paronychia (current term)
paronychiae
paronychial
paronychias
paronychium
paronym
paronymic
paronymies
paronymous
paronymously
paronyms
paronymy
paroophoritic cyst
paroophoritis
paroophoron

Literary usage of Paronychia

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1. Diseases of the Skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"paronychia. paronychia, or whitlow, is characterized by acute or subacute ... The milder forms of paronychia are not uncommon sequelae of dermatitis and ..."

2. The Practice of surgery by James Gregory Mumford (1914)
"But paronychia—there is our rock of offense, for fully half the ... A paronychia is an acute infection of the finger (or toe), progressive, uated near the ..."

3. Infections of the Hand: A Guide to the Surgical Treatment of Acute and by Allen Buckner Kanavel (1921)
"paronychia. Among the infections of the distal phalanx, none is apparently so simple as the paronychia, or "run-arounds," and yet they frequently baffle ..."

4. The Practice of surgery by James Miller (1857)
"paronychia. No affection is more common than paronychia, or Whitlow; more especially among washerwomen, cooks, nurses, and others, whose fingers, ..."

5. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Children by David Francis Condie (1868)
"paronychia. ... of paronychia is generally attended with very severe pain throughout its course. ..."

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