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perionychium

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noun peri·onych·i·um \ˌper-ē-ō-ˈni-kē-əm\

Definition of perionychium

plural peri·onych·iaplay \-kē-ə\

  1. :  the tissue bordering the root and sides of a fingernail or toenail



Origin of perionychium

New Latin, from peri- + Greek onych-, onyx nail — more at nail


First Known Use: circa 1879


Medical Dictionary

perionychium

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noun peri·onych·i·um \ˌper-ē-ō-ˈnik-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of perionychium

plural peri·onych·ia \-ē-ə\play

  1. :  the tissue bordering the root and sides of a fingernail or toenail




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