Chilblain



[chil-bleyn] /ˈtʃɪl bleɪn/

noun, Usually, chilblains, Pathology.
1.
an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture.
/ˈtʃɪlˌbleɪn/
noun
1.
(pathol) (usually pl) an inflammation of the fingers, toes, or ears, caused by prolonged exposure to moisture and cold Technical name pernio
n.

1540s, from chill (n.) + blain “inflamed swelling or sore on skin.” Related: Chilblains.

chilblain chil·blain (chĭl’blān’)
n.
Erythema, itching, and burning, especially of the dorsa of the fingers and toes, and of the heels, nose, and ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold. Also called erythema pernio.

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