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

noun, plural perionychia
[per-ee-oh-nik-ee-uh] /ˌpɛr i oʊˈnɪk i ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy.
the epidermis surrounding the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.
noun (pl) -ia (-ɪə)
the skin that surrounds a fingernail or toenail

perionychium per·i·o·nych·i·um (pěr’ē-ə-nĭk’ē-əm)
n. pl. per·i·o·nych·i·a (-ē-ə)
The border of epidermal tissue surrounding a fingernail or toenail. Also called nail skin.


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