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eponychium

[ ep-uh-nik-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌɛp əˈnɪk i əm /
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noun, plural ep·o·nych·i·a [ep-uh-nik-ee-uh], /ˌɛp əˈnɪk i ə/,
Embryology. the modified outer layer of the epidermis that partially covers the fetal fingernails and toenails and that persists after birth as the cuticle.
Anatomy. a thin, cuticular fold extending over the lunula of a nail.
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Origin of eponychium

1880–85; <New Latin, equivalent to ep-ep- + onych- (see onyx) + -ium-ium

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