from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Deep-seated suppurative in flammation in a finger (rarely in a toe), especially frequent in the ungual phalanx: same as whitlow or felon.
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They cease either because the inflammation has been dispersed, and the morbid process is terminated, or else a healthy suppuration has been set up, so that the swelling will discharge of itself, and a cure will be effected as speedily as the nature of the panaritium will admit.
And a councillor's wife was cured of a _panaritium_ (?) which had vexed her for four days by the same means.