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ˈbʌn yənbunion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bunion(noun)

    a painful swelling of the bursa of the first joint of the big toe


  1. bunion(Noun)

    A bump or bulge on the first joint of the big toe caused by the swelling of a sac of fluid under the skin.

  2. Origin: From alteration of earlier bunny, from bony, boni; or perhaps from bugnone, an augmented form of bugno; both Middle English and Italian words from bugne, buigne, bune, of origin, from bunga or from Old , both Old Norse and Old Frankish from bungô, from bʰenǵʰ-. Cognate with bonk, Bunge.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bunion(noun)

    same as Bunyon

  2. Bunion(noun)

    an enlargement and inflammation of a small membranous sac (one of the bursae muscosae), usually occurring on the first joint of the great toe


  1. Bunion

    A hallux abducto valgus deformity, commonly called a bunion, is a deformity characterized by lateral deviation of the great toe, often erroneously described as an enlargement of bone or tissue around the joint at the head of the big toe. There is disagreement among medical professionals about the cause of bunions; some see them as primarily caused by the long-term use of shoes, particularly tight-fitting shoes with pointed toes, while others believe that the problem stems from genetic factors that are exacerbated by shoe use. Bunions occur when pressure is applied to the side of the big toe forcing it inwards towards, and sometimes under or over, the other toes. As pressure is applied, the tissues surrounding the joint may become swollen and tender. In a survey of people from cultures that do not wear shoes, no cases of bunions were found, lending credence to the hypothesis that bunions are caused by ill-fitting shoes. The bump itself is partly due to the swollen bursal sac or an osseous anomaly on the mesophalangeal joint. The larger part of the bump is a normal part of the head of the first metatarsal bone that has tilted sideways to stick out at its top.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bunion

    bun′yun, n. a lump or inflamed swelling on the ball of the great toe. [Ety. unknown; Prof. Skeat suggests It. bugnone, a botch.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunion in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bunion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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