onychia


onychia
Inflammation of the matrix of the nail. [onycho- + G. -ia, condition]
- o. maligna acute o. occurring spontaneously in debilitated patients, or in response to slight trauma.
- o. sicca a condition characterized by brittle nails.

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onych·ia ō-'nik-ē-ə n inflammation of the matrix of a nail often leading to suppuration and loss of the nail

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onych·ia (o-nikґe-ə) [onych- + -ia] inflammation of the matrix of the nail resulting in shedding of the nail. Called also onychitis. See also paronychia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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