noun Pathology.
inflammation of the matrix of the nail.

1855–60; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to Greek onych-, stem of onyx nail (see onyx) + Neo-Latin -ia -ia

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onychia (ˌɒnɪˈkɪə)
vet science inflammation of the nails or claws of animals

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onychia o·nych·i·a (ō-nĭk'ē-ə)
Inflammation of the fingernail or toenail matrix. Also called onychitis.

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Onychia results from the introduction of microscopic pathogens through small wounds.
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