Whitlow meaning

wĭt'lō, hwĭt'-
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An infection under the cuticle of a fingernail or toenail.
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Origin of whitlow

  • 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 flaw1
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition