- the epidermis surrounding the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.
Origin of perionychium
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- the skin that surrounds a fingernail or toenail
C19: New Latin, from peri- + Greek onux a nail
- The border of epidermal tissue surrounding a fingernail or toenail.nail skin