perionychium

perionychium

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

Origin:
1900–05; < Neo-Latin; see perionychia1, -ium

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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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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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