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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe.

Usage examples (21)
  • Cuticles are near the nail growth center and also protect the proximal nail groove, which, if exposed, is vulnerable to bacteria, fungus and paronychia, a common nail...
  • How about paronychia from chewing your fingernails?
  • In the common paronychia a poultice is generally sufficient.
  • Hence light is as intolerable in this kind of ophthalmia, as pressure is to the finger in the paronychia. for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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