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paronychia

noun par·o·nych·ia \ˌpar-ə-ˈnik-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of PARONYCHIA

:  inflammation of the tissues adjacent to the nail of a finger or toe usually accompanied by infection and pus formation—compare whitlow

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