whitlow definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English whitflowe, whitflawe: origin, originally uncertain ; uncertain or unknown; perhaps akin to white and amp; flaw
whitlow definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Alteration of Middle English whitflawe : perhaps alteration (influenced by white, white) of Middle Dutch vijt, abscess (variant of fijk, fijt, from Latin fīcus, fig, fig-shaped swelling, piles) + Middle English flaue, splinter, flaw; see flaw1.
whitlow - Medical Definition