American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A painful, inflamed swelling of the bursa at the first joint of the big toe, characterized by enlargement of the joint and lateral displacement of the toe.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A swelling on the foot caused by the inflammation of a bursa, especially that over the metatarsophalangeal joint of the great toe. It may occur, however, over the corresponding joint of the fifth digit, or more rarely over the scaphoid bone.
- n. pathology A bump or bulge on the first joint of the big toe caused by the swelling of a sac of fluid under the skin.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Med.) Same as bunyon.
- n. a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe
- From alteration of earlier bunny ("lump, swelling"), from Middle English bony, boni ("bunion, swelling"); or perhaps from Italian bugnone ("a knob, boil, blain"), an augmented form of Italian bugno ("beehive"); both Middle English and Italian words from Old French bugne, buigne, bune ("bump, knob, swelling"), from Old Norse bunga ("an elevation, bulge") or from Old Frankish *bungjo (“a swelling, lump, bump”), both Old Norse and Old Frankish from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (“lump, clump, heap, crowd”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (“thick, dense, fat”). Cognate with Dutch bonk ("lump, clump"), German Bunge ("swelling, tuber"). (Wiktionary)
- Probably alteration of obsolete bunny, swelling, from Middle English bony, perhaps from Old French bugne; see bun1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Many people know the term 'bunion' and that it occurs on a foot, but don't know exactly what a bunion is.”
“If your bunion is related to having a flat foot, prescription shoe inserts can relieve pain and slow bunion progression by supporting the arch and taking pressure off the big toe.”
“The ones associated with the great toe are known as a bunion Hallux Abducto Valgus foot deformity, the fifth toe deformity is called a tailor's bunion and on the top of the toes, hammertoes can develop.”
“If you have pain that is chronic and severe, or a long-term bunion progresses rapidly with increasing pain, discuss surgery with an orthopedist or podiatrist.”
“The condition is commonly called a bunion (above).”
“Most people think a bunion is an abnormal growth of bone at the base of the big toe.”
“Pain directly on the bunion is a symptom of direct shoe pressure.”
“-- A bunion is a swelling on the ball of the great toe, and is the result of pressure and irritation by friction.”
“A: A bunion is a bony protrusion on the joint at the base of either big toe.”
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