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 nail = around the nail. The tissue around the nail is called the perionychium. Perionychia is synonymous with paronychia.
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1. Inflammation of the perionychium. 2. Plural of perionychium.

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peri·onych·ia (per″e-o-nikґe-ə) 1. paronychia. 2. plural of perionychium.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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

  • perionychia — perionychia1 /per ee oh nik ee euh/, n. Pathol. inflammation of the perionychium. [1875 80; < NL < Gk peri PERI + onych (s. of ónyx) nail (see ONYX) + ia IA] perionychia2 /per ee oh nik ee euh/, n. pl. of perionychium. * * * …   Universalium

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

  • perionychia — peri·onych·ia …   English syllables

  • перионихия — (perionychia; пери + греч. onyx, onychos ноготь) см. Паронихия …   Большой медицинский словарь

  • Перионихи́я — (perionychia; Пери + греч. onyx, onychos ноготь) см. Паронихия …   Медицинская энциклопедия

  • Paronychia — 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. The term paronychia is compounded from para , next to + the Greek onyx , nail = next to the… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 …   New Collegiate 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 — [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

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