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chilblain

chilblain

noun chil·blain \ˈchil-ˌblān\

: a red and painful swollen area on the feet, hands, etc., that is caused by being exposed to cold

Full Definition of CHILBLAIN

:  an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold

Origin of CHILBLAIN

1chill
First Known Use: 1547

chilblain

noun chil·blain \ˈchil-ˌblān\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHILBLAIN

:  an inflammatory swelling or sore caused by exposure (as of the feet or hands) to cold—called also pernio

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