Meaning of paronychia

par•o•nych•i•a

Pronunciation: (par"u-nik'ē-u), [key]
— n. Pathol.
  1. inflammation of the folds of skin bordering a nail of a finger or toe, usually characterized by infection and pus formation; felon.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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