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bunion

Pronunciation: bŭn′yŭn

Definition: A localized swelling at either the medial or dorsal aspect of the first metatarsophalangeal joint, caused by an inflammatory bursa; a medial bunion is usually associated with hallux valgus.

[O.F. buigne, bump on the head]

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