onychectomy on·y·chec·to·my (ŏn’ĭ-kěk’tə-mē)
Surgical removal of a toenail or fingernail.


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  • Onycho-

    onycho- or onych- pref. Fingernail or toenail: onychopathy.

  • Onychia

    [oh-nik-ee-uh] /oʊˈnɪk i ə/ noun, Pathology. 1. inflammation of the matrix of the nail. /ˌɒnɪˈkɪə/ noun 1. (vet science) inflammation of the nails or claws of animals onychia o·nych·i·a (ō-nĭk’ē-ə) n. Inflammation of the fingernail or toenail matrix. Also called onychitis.

  • Onychoclasis

    onychoclasis on·y·choc·la·sis (ŏn’ĭ-kŏk’lə-sĭs) n. Breaking of the fingernails or toenails.

  • Onychodystrophy

    onychodystrophy on·y·cho·dys·tro·phy (ŏn’ĭ-kō-dĭs’trə-fē) n. Dystrophic changes in fingernails or toenails, such as malformation or discoloration, occurring as a congenital defect or due to illness or injury.

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