onychorrhexis


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onychorrhexis

[¦än·ə·kə′rek·səs]
(medicine)
Longitudinal striation of the nail plate, with or without the formation of fissures.
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"Nail splitting is often seen together with onychorrhexis - long-wise splitting or ridging of the nail plate - and these two diseases together are called 'brittle nail syndrome'."
Mycological investigations were performed in patients with nail changes suspicious for fungal infection such as onychorrhexis, hyperkeratosis, thickening, or crumbling.
"Nail splitting is often seen together with onychorrhexis - longwise splitting or ridging of the nail plate - and these two diseases together are called brittle nail syndrome."