[ ŏn′ĭ-kō-mī-kōsĭs ]


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.tinea unguium
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