1. Paronychia

noun. low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants; whitlowworts.


  • genus Paronychia
  • carnation family
  • pink family
  • whitlowwort
  • Caryophyllaceae
  • caryophylloid dicot genus

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2. paronychia

noun. infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or toe.


  • incorruptness


  • paronychia (Latin)

Sentences with paronychia

1. Noun, singular or mass
Your dog may be plagued by paronychia, which is a type of bacterial infection that causes the skin around the nail or claw to become red, inflamed and warm to the touch.

2. Noun, plural
People with paronychia have very painful and reddened toes, and may develop pus-filled blisters.