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leukonychia

 [loo″ko-nik´e-ah]
abnormal whiteness of the nails, either total or in spots or streaks.

leu·ko·nych·i·a

(lū'kō-nik'ē-ă),
The occurrence of smooth-surfaced white spots or patches under the nails, of unknown cause; the decoloration may be total or in the form of lines (striate or transverse leukonychia) or dots (punctate leukonychia).
[leuko- + G. onyx (onych-), nail]

leukonychia

/leu·ko·nych·ia/ (-nik´e-ah) abnormal whiteness of the nails, either total or in spots or streaks.

leukonychia

[lo̅o̅′kōnik′ē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, leukos + onyx, nail
a benign condition in which white patches appear under the nails. Trauma, infection, and many disorders can cause white spots or streaks on nails. Also spelled leuconychia.
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Leukonychia

leu·ko·nych·i·a

(lū'kō-nik'ē-ă)
The occurrence of white spots, streaks, or patches underthe nails, due to the presence of air bubbles between the nail and its bed.
Synonym(s): leuconychia.
[leuko- + G. onyx (onych-), nail]

leukonychia

; leuconychia white lines (striae), flecks (punctata) or involving entire superficial nail plate (totalis) due to trauma-related altered nail plate refraction (e.g. short shoes; sporting activities) or eponychial disturbance (e.g. excess manicuring); diffuse whitening of all nail plates and Muerke's lines are associated with hepatic cirrhosis; transverse white bands affecting all nails may reflect systemic retinoid therapy or course of chemotherapy

leukonychia

loss of pigmentation in a nail, claw or hoof.