bunion

/bun"yeuhn/, n. Podiatry.
inflammation of the synovial bursa of the great toe, usually resulting in enlargement of the joint and lateral displacement of the toe.
[1710-20; perh. alter. of bunny (obs.) lump, swelling, late ME bony, prob. alter. of OF buigne, buyne (F beigne) swelling, of Gmc orig.; cf. BEIGNET]

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      type of bursitis that appears as a bulge covered by thickened skin occurring at the base of the big toe, where friction against the side of the shoe takes place. The protuberance is due to a swelling of the bursa mucosa, a closed sac filled with a clear, lubricating fluid. The bunion causes pain, localized tenderness, and limitation of motion, and it results in permanent deformation, forcing the toe toward the little toe.

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  • bunion — 1718, from E.Anglian dialectic bunny lump, swelling (16c.), from M.Fr. buigne bump on the head (see BUN (Cf. bun)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bunion — ► NOUN ▪ a painful swelling on the big toe. ORIGIN Old French buignon, from buigne bump on the head …   English terms dictionary

  • bunion — [bun′yən] n. [< dial. (E Anglian) bunny < ME boni, swelling < OFr buigne: see BUN1] an inflammation and swelling of the bursa at the base of the big toe, with a thickening of the skin …   English World dictionary

  • Bunion — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Width = 250 Caption = DiseasesDB = 5604 ICD10 = ICD10|M|20|1|m|20 ICD9 = ICD9|727.1 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = orthoped eMedicineTopic = 467 MeshID = D006215 A bunion (hallux valgus) is a… …   Wikipedia

  • Bunion — A bunion is a localized painful swelling at the base of the big toe (the great toe). The joint is enlarged (due to new bone formation) and the toe is often misaligned. It is frequently associated with inflammation. It can be related to… …   Medical dictionary

  • bunion — UK [ˈbʌnjən] / US noun [countable] Word forms bunion : singular bunion plural bunions a painful swollen area on the side of your big toe …   English dictionary

  • Bunion — Bunyon Bun yon, Bunion Bun ion, n. [Cf. Prov. E. bunny a small swelling, fr. OF. bugne, It. bugna, bugnone. See {Bun}.] (Med.) An enlargement and inflammation of a small membranous sac (one of the burs[ae] muscos[ae]), usually occurring on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bunion — [18] Bunion is probably a modification of the East Anglian dialect word bunny ‘lump, swelling’, representing a 15th century form bony, glossed in a contemporary English Latin dictionary as ‘great knob’. This was apparently borrowed from Old… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • bunion — [[t]bʌ̱njən[/t]] bunions N COUNT A bunion is a large painful lump on the first joint of a person s big toe …   English dictionary

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