onychomadesis

[ ŏn′ĭ-kō′mə-dēsĭs ]

n.

Complete shedding of a fingernail or toenail, usually associated with a systemic illness.

Nearby words

  1. onychogryposis,
  2. onychoheterotopia,
  3. onychoid,
  4. onycholysis,
  5. onychoma,
  6. onychomalacia,
  7. onychomycosis,
  8. onychoosteodysplasia,
  9. onychopathy,
  10. onychophagia


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