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bunion

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noun bun·ion \ˈbən-yən\

Simple Definition of bunion

  • : a painful swelling on the side of the big toe

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bunion

  1. :  an inflamed swelling of the small fluid-filled sac on the first joint of the big toe accompanied by enlargement and protrusion of the joint

Origin of bunion

probably alteration of bunny swelling


First Known Use: circa 1718

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BUNION Defined for Kids

bunion

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noun bun·ion \ˈbən-yən\

Definition of bunion for Students

  1. :  a sore reddened swelling of the first joint of a big toe




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bunion

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noun bun·ion \ˈbən-yən\

Medical Definition of bunion

  1. :  an inflamed swelling of the small fluid-filled sac on the first joint of the big toe accompanied by enlargement and protrusion of the joint—compare hallux valgus



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