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'.
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.
5%), Onychorrhexis in 64 cases (32%), Onychomycosis in 22 cases (11%), Thickening in 33 cases (16.