pincer nail

[ pĭnsər ]

n.

Transverse overcurvature of the nail that increases distally, causing the lateral borders of the nail to pinch the soft tissue.

Nearby words

  1. pinballer,
  2. pinbone,
  3. pince-nez,
  4. pincement,
  5. pincer movement,
  6. pincers,
  7. pincers movement,
  8. pinch,
  9. pinch bar,
  10. pinch effect


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