Onychomalacia



onychomalacia on·y·cho·ma·la·ci·a (ŏn’ĭ-kō’mə-lā’shē-ə, -shə)
n.
Abnormal softness of the fingernails or toenails.

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    onychomadesis on·y·cho·ma·de·sis (ŏn’ĭ-kō’mə-dē’sĭs) n. Complete shedding of a fingernail or toenail, usually associated with a systemic illness.

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    onychomycosis on·y·cho·my·co·sis (ŏn’ĭ-kō-mī-kō’sĭs) n. A fungal infection of the fingernails or toenails that results in thickening, roughness, and splitting of the nails. It is usually caused by Trichophyton rubrum or T. mentagrophytes. Also called tinea unguium.



  • Onychoosteodysplasia

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  • Onychopathy

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