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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
References in periodicals archive ?
Acute paronychia is usually the result of a bacterial infection entering the nail fold through a cut or break in the skin.
A secondary bacterial infection may then occur resulting in acute paronychia.
The University of Houston varsity football player presented in August 2002 with onychocryptosis and an acute paronychia of his right great toenail.