Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The border of epidermal tissue surrounding a fingernail or toenail.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The border of skin which grows over the root of the nail.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin : peri- + Greek onux, onukh-, nail; see nogh- in Indo-European roots.

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