hyponychium

noun
hy·​po·​nych·​i·​um | \ -ˈnik-ē-əm How to pronounce hyponychium (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyponychium

1 : the thickened layer of epidermis beneath the free end of a nail

Other Words from hyponychium

hyponychial \ -​ē-​əl How to pronounce hyponychial (audio) \ adjective

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“Hyponychium.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyponychium. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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