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.
Literally, around (the time of) surgery. More specifically, the period of time extending from when the patient goes into the hospital, clinic, or doctor’s office for surgery until the time the patient is discharged home.
Pertaining to the periosteum.
A benign tumor that arises from the periosteum. Also known as periostoma.
A dense membrane composed of fibrous connective tissue that closely wraps all bone except that of the articulating surfaces in joints, which is covered by a synovial membrane.
Inflammation of the periosteum.