perionychium

noun
peri·​onych·​i·​um | \ ˌper-ē-ō-ˈni-kē-əm How to pronounce perionychium (audio) \
plural perionychia\ ˌper-​ē-​ō-​ˈni-​kē-​ə How to pronounce perionychia (audio) \

Definition of perionychium

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

First Known Use of perionychium

circa 1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for perionychium

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

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perionychium

noun
peri·​onych·​i·​um | \ ˌper-ē-ō-ˈnik-ē-əm How to pronounce perionychium (audio) \
plural perionychia\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce perionychia (audio) \

Medical Definition of perionychium

: the tissue bordering the sides of a fingernail or toenail

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