Alphabet Filter:


Definition of whitlow:

  1. An inflammation of the fingers or toes, generally of the last phalanx, terminating usually in suppuration. The inflammation may occupy any seat between the skin and the bone, but is usually applied to a felon or inflammation of the periosteal structures of the bone.
  2. An inflammatory disease of the feet. It occurs round the hoof, where an acrid matter is collected.


crook, outlaw, felon, malefactor, criminal.

Usage examples: