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 for Paronychia
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Paronychia \Par`o*nych"i*a\, n. [L., fr. Gr. parwnychi`a; para`
     beside + 'o`nyx, 'o`nychos, a nail[1].] (Med.)
     A whitlow, or felon[3]. --Quincy.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  paronychia
      n 1: infection in the tissues adjacent to a nail on a finger or
           toe
      2: low-growing annual or perennial herbs or woody plants;
         whitlowworts [syn: Paronychia, genus Paronychia]

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