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onychia

[oh-nik-ee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for onychia

Historical Examples

  • The commonest form of onychia has already been referred to with whitlow.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

  • Paronychium-ia: one or more bristle-like appendages of onychia; q.v.

  • Back pressure upon the matrix from a short shoe upon a thick unresisting nail, is frequently the cause of onychia.

  • Onychia is the term applied to an infection of the soft parts around the nail or of the matrix beneath it.

    Manual of Surgery

    Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles


British Dictionary definitions for onychia

onychia

noun
  1. vet science inflammation of the nails or claws of animals
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onychia in Medicine

onychia

(ō-nĭkē-ə)
n.
  1. Inflammation of the fingernail or toenail matrix.onychitis
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