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par·o·nych·i·a

 (păr′ə-nĭk′ē-ə)
n.
Inflammation of the tissue surrounding a fingernail or toenail.

[Latin parōnychia, from Greek parōnukhiā : para-, around; see para-1 + onux, onukh-, nail; see nogh- in Indo-European roots.]

par′o·nych′i·al adj.

paronychia

(ˌpærəˈnɪkɪə)
n
(Medicine) a bacterial or fungal infection where the nail and skin meet on toes or fingers

par•o•nych•i•a

(ˌpær əˈnɪk i ə)

n.
inflammation of the folds of skin bordering a nail of a finger or toe; felon.
[1590–1600; < Latin parōnychia < Greek parōnychía whitlow =par- par- + onych- (s. of ónyx) claw, nail + -ia -ia]
par`o•nych′i•al, adj.

paronychia

a pus-producing inflammation at the base of a fingernail or toenail; a felon or whitlow. Also called panaris.
See also: Fingers and Toes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paronychia - infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
2.Paronychia - low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, family Caryophyllaceae, pink family - large family of herbs or subshrubs (usually with stems swollen at the nodes)
whitlowwort - any of various low-growing tufted plants of the genus Paronychia having tiny greenish flowers and usually whorled leaves; widespread throughout warm regions of both Old and New Worlds; formerly thought to cure whitlows (suppurative infections around a fingernail)
Translations
Paronychie

par·o·nych·i·a

n. paroniquia, infl. del área adyacente a la uña.

paronychia

n paroniquia
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Chronic paronychia is common among people such as cooks who repeatedly immerse their hands in water.
Candida may be a secondary invader in onycholysis and chronic paronychia (Figure 5).
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