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Meaning of PARONYCHIA

Pronunciation:  `paru'nikeeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts
  2. [n]  infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe
 

PARONYCHIA is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: genus Paronychia
 
 See Also: carnation family, Caryophyllaceae, caryophylloid dicot genus, family Caryophyllaceae, infection, pink family, whitlowwort

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Par`o*nych"i*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? beside + ?, ?,
a nail.] (Med.)
A whitlow, or felon. --Quincy.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Infection around a fingernail bed.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Paronychia is the inflammation of soft tissues around the nail that often involves the nail margin due to infection of the nail or a torn cuticle.
 

 

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