perionychia 1[per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh] Word Origin noun Pathology.

  1. inflammation of the perionychium.

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] noun

  1. plural of perionychium.

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

  1. 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 British Dictionary definitions for perionychia perionychium noun plural -ia (-ɪə)

  1. the skin that surrounds a fingernail or toenail

Word Origin for perionychium C19: New Latin, from peri- + Greek onux a nail perionychia in Medicine perionychia [pĕr′ē-ə-nĭk′ē-ə] n.

  1. Inflammation of the perionychium.

perionychium [pĕr′ē-ə-nĭk′ē-əm] n. pl. per•i•o•nych•i•a (-ē-ə)

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

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