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perionychium

[ per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uhm ]
/ 藢p蓻r i o蕣藞n瑟k i 蓹m /
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noun, plural per路i路o路nych路i路a [per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh]. /藢p蓻r i o蕣藞n瑟k i 蓹/. Anatomy.
the epidermis surrounding the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.
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Origin of perionychium

From New Latin, dating back to 1900鈥05; see origin at perionychia1, -ium
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British Dictionary definitions for perionychium

perionychium
/ (藢p蓻r瑟蓹蕣藞n瑟k瑟蓹m) /

noun plural -ia (-瑟蓹)
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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Medical definitions for perionychium

perionychium
[ p臅r鈥材-蓹-n沫k膿-蓹m ]

n. pl. per鈥鈥鈥ych鈥鈥 (-膿-蓹)
The border of epidermal tissue surrounding a fingernail or toenail.nail skin
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