perionychia

1
[ per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh ]
/ ˌpɛr i oʊˈnɪk i ə /

noun Pathology.

inflammation of the perionychium.

Nearby words

  1. periodontium,
  2. periodontoclasia,
  3. periodontology,
  4. periodontosis,
  5. perioeci,
  6. perionychium,
  7. perioophoritis,
  8. perioophorosalpingitis,
  9. perioperative,
  10. periorbit

Origin of perionychia

1
1875–80; < New Latin < Greek peri- peri- + onych- (stem of ónyx) nail (see onyx) + -ia -ia

perionychia

2
[ per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh ]
/ ˌpɛr i oʊˈnɪk i ə /

noun

plural of perionychium.

perionychium

[ per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh m ]
/ ˌpɛr i oʊˈnɪk i əm /

noun, plural per·i·o·nych·i·a [per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh] /ˌpɛr i oʊˈnɪk i ə/. Anatomy.

the epidermis surrounding the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.

Origin of perionychium

From New Latin, dating back to 1900–05; see origin at perionychia1, -ium

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British Dictionary definitions for perionychia

perionychium

/ (ˌpɛrɪəʊˈnɪkɪəm) /

noun plural -ia (-ɪə)

the skin that surrounds a fingernail or toenail

Word Origin for perionychium

C19: New Latin, from peri- + Greek onux a nail

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Medicine definitions for perionychia

perionychia

[ pĕr′ē-ə-nĭkē-ə ]

n.

Inflammation of the perionychium.

perionychium

[ pĕr′ē-ə-nĭkē-əm ]

n. pl. per•i•o•nych•i•a (-ē-ə)

The border of epidermal tissue surrounding a fingernail or toenail.nail skin

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