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Noun Terms hy·po·nych·i·um \-ˈnik-ē-əm\

Definition of Hyponychium

  1. The portion of the epidermis (skin) under the free edge of the nail that forms a seal to protect the nail bed. Some clients may have an overgrown hyponychium that attaches to the underside of the free-edge of the nail and continues to grow forward with it. This is live tissue and must not be cut.

\-ˈnik-ē-əm\ Noun

Added to the Nail Glossary on November 10, 2016

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