Definition of panaritium in US English:

panaritium

noun

Medicine
rare
  • Infection or inflammation of the tissues near a fingernail; an instance of this, a whitlow.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Lanfranc's Science of Cirurgie. From post-classical Latin panaricium, variant reading for classical Latin paronychium inflammation around a fingernail, a whitlow. In form panaris probably after Middle French, French panaris.

Pronunciation

panaritium

/ˌpanəˈrɪʃ(ɪ)əm/