perionychium

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

Definition of perionychium

plural perionychia play \ˌper-ē-ō-ˈni-kē-ə\
: the tissue bordering the root and sides of a fingernail or toenail

Origin and Etymology of perionychium

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


Medical Dictionary

perionychium

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

medical Definition of perionychium

plural perionychia play \-ē-ə\
: the tissue bordering the sides of a fingernail or toenail

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