noun Pathology.

inflammation of the matrix of the nail.

Origin of onychia

1855–60; < New Latin, equivalent to Greek onych-, stem of onyx nail (see onyx) + New Latin -ia -ia
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vet science inflammation of the nails or claws of animals
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onychia in Medicine




Inflammation of the fingernail or toenail matrix.onychitis
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