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whit·low

 (wĭt′lō, hwĭt′-)
n.
See felon2.

[Alteration of Middle English whitflawe : perhaps alteration (influenced by white, white) of Middle Dutch vijt, abscess (variant of fijk, fijt, from Latin fīcus, fig, fig-shaped swelling, piles) + Middle English flaue, splinter, flaw; see flaw1.]

whitlow

(ˈwɪtləʊ)
n
(Pathology) any pussy inflammation of the end of a finger or toe
[C14: changed from whitflaw, from white + flaw1]

fel•on1

(ˈfɛl ən)

n.
1. a person who has committed a felony.
2. Archaic. a wicked person.
adj.
3. Archaic. wicked; malicious; treacherous.
[1250–1300; Middle English fel(o)un wicked < Anglo-French; Old French fel (nominative), felun (oblique) wicked person, traitor, perhaps < Frankish *fillo, n. corresponding to Old Saxon fillian to ill-treat, whip, Old High German fillen to beat, whip; compare fell3]

fel•on2

(ˈfɛl ən)

n.
an acute and painful inflammation of the tissues of a finger or toe, usu. near the nail. Also called whitlow.
[1375–1425; late Middle English felo(u)n < Medieval Latin fellōn-, s. of fellō scrofulous tumor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whitlow - a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
Translations

whitlow

[ˈwɪtləʊ] Npanadizo m

whitlow

whitlow

[ˈwɪtləʊ] npatereccio

whitlow

n panadizo (herpético), infección de la punta de un dedo (producida por el herpes en la mayoría de los casos)
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