chilblain


chilblain
chilblain [chil′blān΄]
n.
[ CHIL(L) + blain < OE blegen, a sore < IE * bhlei- < base * bhel-, to blow up, swell > BALL1]
a painful swelling or sore caused by exposure to cold, esp. on the fingers, toes, or ears
chilblained
adj.

English World dictionary. . 2014.