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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: per-e-on'iks

Definition: Remnant of the eponychium remaining in the narrow fold overlapping the proximal part of the lunula found beginning in the eighth month of fetal development and remaining throughout life.

[peri- + G. onyx, nail]

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