Definition of Onychia

1. n. A whitlow.



Definition of Onychia

1. Noun. A whitlow. ¹

2. Noun. An affection of a finger or toe, attended with ulceration at the base of the nail, and terminating in the destruction of the nail. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Onychia

1. inflammation of the nail-bed [n -S]

Medical Definition of Onychia

1. A whitlow. An affection of a finger or toe, attended with ulceration at the base of the nail, and terminating in the destruction of the nail. Origin: NL. See Onyx. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Onychia

onward motion
onwardly
onwardness
onwards
onwing
ony
onyalai
onych-
onycha
onychalgia
onychas
onychatrophia
onychauxis
onychectomies
onychectomy
onychia (current term)
onychia lateralis
onychia maligna
onychia periungualis
onychia sicca
onychias
onychite
onychites
onychitis
onychiums
onycho-
onychoclasis
onychocryptosis
onychodystrophy
onychograph

Literary usage of Onychia

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1. The Science and art of surgery by John Eric Erichsen (1854)
"In simple onychia, there if redness, heat, and swelling set up, ... In the treatment of this form of onychia, both local »ad constitutional means are ..."

2. The Pathology and treatment of venereal diseases: Including the Results of by Freeman Josiah Bumstead (1870)
"Syphilitic onychia is sometimes observed in infants, but is rarer than in adults. Affection of the Thymus Gland.—Paul Dubois,1 in 1850, first called ..."

3. A Treatise on Surgery by Timothy Holmes (1875)
"There is ulcération beneath the nail as in onychia maligna ; but unaccompanied by the peculiar footer of that disease, and not attended with so much ..."

4. The Western Journal of Medicine and Surgery by Daniel Drake, Lundsford Pitts Yandell (1854)
"onychia Maligna. The present case is one of a deeply interesting nature, both on account of the obscurity of its origin, its real pathology, ..."

5. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1870)
"NITRATE OF LEAD IN onychia. Dr. de MOERLOOSE speaks most favourably of the good effects of applying powdered nitrate of lead to the ..."

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