- inflammation of the matrix of the nail.
Origin of onychia
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The commonest form of onychia has already been referred to with whitlow.
Paronychium-ia: one or more bristle-like appendages of onychia; q.v.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Back pressure upon the matrix from a short shoe upon a thick unresisting nail, is frequently the cause of onychia.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Onychia is the term applied to an infection of the soft parts around the nail or of the matrix beneath it.
- vet science inflammation of the nails or claws of animals
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- Inflammation of the fingernail or toenail matrix.onychitis
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