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  • epionychium — /ep ee oh nik ee euhm/, n., pl. epionychia / nik ee euh/. eponychium. * * * …   Universalium

  • epionychium — I. see epinychium II. noun see eponychium * * * /ep ee oh nik ee euhm/, n., pl. epionychia / nik ee euh/. eponychium …   Useful english dictionary

  • eponychium — /ep euh nik ee euhm/, n., pl. eponychia / nik ee euh/ 1. Embryol. the modified outer layer of the epidermis that partially covers the fetal fingernails and toenails and that persists after birth as the cuticle. 2. Anat. a thin, cuticular fold… …   Universalium

  • eponychium — 1. The thin, condensed, eleidin rich layer of epidermis that precedes and initially covers the nail plate in the embryo. It normally degenerates by the eighth month except at the nail base where it remains as the cuticle of the nail. 2. [NA] The… …   Medical dictionary

  • epinychium — or epionychium variant of eponychium …   Useful english dictionary

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