noun Usually, chilblains, Pathology.
an inflammation of the hands and feet caused by exposure to cold and moisture.
Also called pernio.

1540–50; chill + blain

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chilblain (ˈtʃɪlˌbleɪn)
(usually plural) pathol Technical name: pernio an inflammation of the fingers, toes, or ears, caused by prolonged exposure to moisture and cold
[C16: from chill (n) + blain]

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1540s, from chill + blain.
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chilblain chil·blain (chĭl'blān')
Erythema, itching, and burning, especially of the dorsa of the fingers and toes, and of the heels, nose, and ears, resulting from exposure to moist cold. Also called erythema pernio.

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