Etymology
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whitlow (n.)

"inflammation on a finger or toe," mid-15c., alteration of whitflaw (c. 1400), from flaw, with first element possibly from Dutch vijt or Low German fit "abscess."

updated on September 01, 2012

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Definitions of whitlow from WordNet

whitlow (n.)
a purulent infection at the end of a finger or toe in the area surrounding the nail;
Synonyms: felon
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