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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 ?
In chronic paronychia, often seen in women who are cooks, nurses or florists who have hands often immersed in water, the matrix of the nail can be involved causing characteristic transverse ridging of the nail plate.
sup][2] The tumors are usually growing slowly, simulating other benign conditions, such as chronic paronychia, onychomycosis, pyogenic granuloma, or verruca vulgaris.
Chronic paronychia is common among people such as cooks who repeatedly immerse their hands in water.
Digital squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is relatively rare and may present a diagnostic challenge by mimicking benign conditions, such as verruca vulgaris and chronic paronychia.
Candida may be a secondary invader in onycholysis and chronic paronychia (Figure 5).
22) The clinical differential diagnosis covers a wide spectrum which includes subungual haematoma, pyogenic granuloma, chronic paronychia, bacterial and fungal infections, junctional naevi and rare vascular tumours.

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