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Definition of Onyx

  1. The Greek word for nail, (also used in Latin with a word of the same spelling) meaning “claw” or “fingernail”. Onyx is the origin of the prefixes “onych-“, “onycha-“, and “onych-” The English word “nail” is cognate with the Greek word.

Added to the Nail Glossary on November 14, 2016

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