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[oh-nik-ee-uh] /oʊˈnɪk i ə/

noun, Pathology.
inflammation of the matrix of the nail.
(vet science) inflammation of the nails or claws of animals

onychia o·nych·i·a (ō-nĭk’ē-ə)
Inflammation of the fingernail or toenail matrix. Also called onychitis.


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    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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