bunion

noun
bun·​ion | \ ˈbən-yən How to pronounce bunion (audio) \

Definition of bunion

: 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

Examples of bunion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Second, my large toe was starting to curve inward toward its neighbors due to a bunion, a common condition called hallux valgus. Outside Online, 28 Apr. 2022 Guided grow plate surgery can correct the bunion at an early age (8-13) through a minimal incision. baltimoresun.com, 5 Aug. 2021 This bunion deformity is painful with shoes and activity. baltimoresun.com, 5 Aug. 2021 This shoe widener kit comes with eight bunion plugs and two pad high plugs to go in each stretcher for height to partially adjust and attack the areas of the shoe that cause blisters and bunions. Chris Hachey, BGR, 21 May 2021 Hillary Brenner and Emily Splichal explain how a bunion is caused, treated, and if it can be prevented from ever forming in the first place. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, 14 Apr. 2021 Itchy, sweaty, lumpy, they contract fungus, develop hammer toes, bunions and corns. Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2019 Neither the size, the narrowness, the fallen arches, emerging bunions, an odd callus or two, Morton’s toes (second toes longer than the firsts) nor — what is certainly a sign of evolutionary progress — the absence of baby toenails put him off. Los Angeles Times, 22 Oct. 2019 These are a few of your least favorite things: tomatoes, bunions, college, and open-seating offices. Billboard Staff, Billboard, 2 Oct. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of bunion

circa 1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bunion

probably alteration of bunny swelling

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“Bunion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunion. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for bunion

bunion

noun
bun·​ion | \ ˈbən-yən How to pronounce bunion (audio) \

Kids Definition of bunion

: a sore reddened swelling of the first joint of a big toe

bunion

noun
bun·​ion | \ ˈbən-yən How to pronounce bunion (audio) \

Medical Definition of bunion

: 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

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