perionychium

noun
peri·onych·i·um | \ˌper-ē-ō-ˈni-kē-əm \
plural perionychia\ˌper-ē-ō-ˈni-kē-ə \

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 \
plural perionychia\-ē-ə \

Medical Definition of perionychium 

: the tissue bordering the sides of a fingernail or toenail

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