chilblain

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Related to erythema pernio: erythema nodosum, Perniosis

chil·blain

 (chĭl′blān′)
n.
An inflammation followed by itchy irritation on the hands, feet, or ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold.


chil′blained′ adj.

chilblain

(ˈtʃɪlˌbleɪn)
n
(Pathology) pathol (usually plural) an inflammation of the fingers, toes, or ears, caused by prolonged exposure to moisture and cold. Technical name: pernio
[C16: from chill (n) + blain]
ˈchilˌblained adj

chil•blain

(ˈtʃɪl bleɪn)

n. Usu., chilblains.
an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture. Also called pernio.
[1540–50; chill + blain]
chil′blained, adj.

Chilblain

Sores that sometimes occur on hands, feet, and ears because of their prolonged exposure to cold (not so cold as to cause frostbite). Better-heated houses have minimized the incidence of chilblain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chilblain - inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture
blain - an inflammatory swelling or sore
kibe - ulcerated chilblain on the heel
Translations

chilblain

[ˈtʃɪlbleɪn] Nsabañón m

chilblain

[ˈtʃɪlbleɪn] nengelure f

chilblain

nFrostbeule f

chilblain

[ˈtʃɪlˌbleɪn] ngelone m

chil·blain

n. sabañón, eritema debido a frío intenso que gen. se manifiesta en las manos y los pies.

chilblain

n sabañón m; lesión inflamatoria producida por el frío
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CHILBLAINS - known medically as erythema pernio - are itchy areas of inflammation that occur on parts of the body exposed to the cold for prolonged periods.