perionychium
noun (plural perionychia) Etymology: New Latin, from peri- + Greek onych-, onyx nail — more at nail Date: circa 1879 the tissue bordering the root and sides of a fingernail or toenail

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  • perionychium — PERIONÝCHIUM s.n. (anat.) Margine a epidermei care înconjură unghia. [< fr. périonychium, cf. gr. peri – în jur, onyx – unghie]. Trimis de LauraGellner, 20.07.2005. Sursa: DN  PERIONÝCHIUM s. n. margine a epidermei care înconjură unghia.… …   Dicționar Român

  • perionychium — [per΄ē ə nik′ē əm] n. pl. perionychia [per΄ē ō nik′ēə] [ModL < Gr peri (see PERI ) + onych < onyx, nail + ModL ium (see IUM)] the epidermis forming the border around a fingernail or toenail …   English World dictionary

  • perionychium — /per ee oh nik ee euhm/, n., pl. perionychia / nik ee euh/. Anat. the epidermis surrounding the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail. [1900 05; < NL; see PERIONYCHIA1, IUM] * * * …   Universalium

  • Perionychium — The tissue surrounding the nail, whether it be a fingernail or a toenail, including the tissue bordering the root and sides of the nail. The word is composed of peri meaning around or surrounding + the Greek word onyx for nail = around the nail.… …   Medical dictionary

  • perionychium — n. layer of skin surrounding a fingernail or toenail …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perionychium — peri·onych·i·um …   English syllables

  • perionychium — per•i•o•nych•i•um [[t]ˌpɛr i oʊˈnɪk i əm[/t]] n. pl. nych•i•a [[t] ˈnɪk i ə[/t]] anat. the epidermis surrounding the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail • Etymology: 1900–05; peri + Gk onych , s. of ónyx nail (cf. onyx) + ium II …   From formal English to slang

  • perionychium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Perionychia — An inflammation of the folds of tissue surrounding the nail due to infection. The infection may be bacterial (most commonly, staph or strep) or to fungal. Perionychia is composed of peri meaning around or surrounding + the Greek word onyx for… …   Medical dictionary

  • perionychia — ˌperēōˈnikēə noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from perionychium + ia : inflammation of the perionychium * * * perionychia1 /per ee oh nik ee euh/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the perionychium. [1875 80; < NL < Gk peri PERI + …   Useful english dictionary

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