Agnail Ag"nail, n. [AS. angn[ae]gl; ange vexation, trouble + n[ae]gel nail. Cf. {Hangnail}.] 1. A corn on the toe or foot. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. An inflammation or sore under or around the nail; also, a hangnail. [1913 Webster]

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  • agnail — [ag′nāl΄] n. [ME angnail < OE angnægl, a corn (on the toe or foot) < ange, pain (akin to ANGER) + nægl, nail (metal): orig. in reference to the nail head appearance of the excrescence] 1. a sore or swelling around a fingernail or toenail 2 …   English World dictionary

  • agnail — /ag nayl / n. 1. hangnail. 2. whitlow. [bef. 950; ME; OE angnaegl, equiv. to ang tight, hard, painful + naegl corn (on foot), NAIL] * * * …   Universalium

  • agnail — noun Torn skin near a toenail or fingernail. Syn: hangnail …   Wiktionary

  • agnail — ag·nail ag .nāl n a sore or inflammation about a fingernail or toenail also HANGNAIL …   Medical dictionary

  • agnail — n. hangnail, piece of skin next to the fingernail; infection of the finger …   English contemporary dictionary

  • agnail — ag·nail …   English syllables

  • agnail — /ˈægneɪl/ (say agnayl) noun → hangnail …   Australian English dictionary

  • agnail —   n. hangnail ; sore at the nail; whitlow …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • agnail — n. 1 a piece of torn skin at the root of a fingernail. 2 the soreness resulting from this. Etymology: OE angnaeliggl f. naeliggl NAIL n. 1 : cf. HANGNAIL …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hangnail — A hangnail or agnail is a small, torn piece of skin near a fingernail or toenail. Unlike whitlows, hangnails are usually caused by dry skin or (in the case of fingernails) nail biting, and may be prevented with proper moisturization of the… …   Wikipedia

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