onychia

[ oh-nik-ee-uh ]
/ oʊˈnɪk i ə /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the matrix of the nail.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for onychia

onychia
/ (ˌɒnɪˈkɪə) /

noun

vet science inflammation of the nails or claws of animals
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Medical definitions for onychia

onychia
[ ō-nĭkē-ə ]

n.

Inflammation of the fingernail or toenail matrix.onychitis
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