Definition of onychia in English:

onychia

noun

Medicine
rare
  • Originally: †a whitlow affecting a fingernail or toenail; = paronychia (obsolete). Later: disease, especially inflammation or infection, of the nail matrix, resulting in deformity or loss of the nail plate.

Origin

Early 19th century. From scientific Latin onychia from ancient Greek ὄνυχ-, ὄνυξ nail + classical Latin -ia, after post-classical Latin paronychia.

Pronunciation

onychia

/əʊˈnɪkɪə/