koilonychia

[ koi-loh-nik-ee-uh ]
/ ˌkɔɪ loʊˈnɪk i ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

an abnormal condition in which the outer surfaces of the nails are concave; spoon nail.

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Origin of koilonychia

1900–05; <Greek koîl(os) hollow + onych- (stem of ónyx nail; see onyx) + -ia

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Medical definitions for koilonychia

koilonychia
[ koi′lō-nĭkē-ə ]

n.

A nail deformity characterized by concavity of the outer surface of the nail.celonychia spoon nail
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