Definition of whitlow:
- 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.
- An inflammatory disease of the feet. It occurs round the hoof, where an acrid matter is collected.
- "Virginia", Ellen Glasgow.
- "Hilda Lessways", Arnold Bennett.
Then he turned to other matters; for, as the slow weeks went by, one eagerly disposed to look for the signs of the coming spring might occasionally detect a new freshness in the morning air, or even find a little bit of the whitlow- grass in flower among the moss of an old wall.- "Macleod of Dare", William Black.