bunion

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noun bun·ion \ˈbən-yən\

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 and Etymology of bunion

probably alteration of bunny swelling


First Known Use: circa 1718


BUNION Defined for English Language Learners

bunion

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noun bun·ion \ˈbən-yən\

Definition of bunion for English Language Learners

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


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


Medical Dictionary

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

Illustration of bunion



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