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kibe

[kahyb] /kaɪb/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a chapped or ulcerated chilblain, especially on the heel.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English kybe, perhaps < Welsh cibi
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British Dictionary definitions for kibe

kibe

/kaɪb/
noun
1.
a chilblain, esp an ulcerated one on the heel
Word Origin
C14: probably from Welsh cibi, of obscure origin
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kibe in Medicine

kibe (kīb)
n.
A chapped or inflamed area on the skin, especially on the heel, due to exposure to cold.

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