1 [per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh]
noun Pathology.
inflammation of the perionychium.

1875–80; < Neo-Latin < Greek peri- peri- + onych- (stem of ónyx) nail (see onyx) + -ia -ia Unabridged


2 [per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh]
plural of perionychium.


noun, plural perionychia [per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh] . Anatomy.
the epidermis surrounding the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.

1900–05; < Neo-Latin; see perionychia1, -ium Unabridged
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perionychium (ˌpɛrɪəʊˈnɪkɪəm)
n , pl -ia
the skin that surrounds a fingernail or toenail
[C19: New Latin, from peri- + Greek onux a nail]

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perionychia per·i·o·nych·i·a (pěr'ē-ə-nĭk'ē-ə)
Inflammation of the perionychium.

perionychium per·i·o·nych·i·um (pěr'ē-ə-nĭk'ē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·o·nych·i·a (-ē-ə)
The border of epidermal tissue surrounding a fingernail or toenail. Also called nail skin.

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