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whitlow

noun whit·low \ˈhwit-(ˌ)lō, ˈwit-\

Definition of WHITLOW

:  a deep usually suppurative inflammation of the finger or toe especially near the end or around the nail —called also felon
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Origin of WHITLOW

Middle English whitflawe, whitflowe, whitlowe
First Known Use: 14th century
Medical Dictionary

whitlow

noun whit·low \ˈhwit-(ˌ)lō, ˈwit-\

Medical Definition of WHITLOW

:  a deep usually suppurative inflammation of the finger or toe especially near the end or around the nail—called also felon; compare paronychia

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