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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

Origin of WHITLOW

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

whitlow

noun whit·low \ˈhwit-(ˌ)lō, ˈwit-\   (Medical Dictionary)

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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