Mees lines

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Mees lines

(mēs),
horizontal white bands of the nails seen in chronic arsenical poisoning, and occasionally in leprosy.
Synonym(s): Mees stripes

Mees lines

(mēz, mēs, mās)
[R.A. Mees, 20th-cent. Dutch scientist]
Transverse white lines that appear above the lunula of the fingernails about 5 weeks after exposure to arsenic.

Mees,

R.A., 20th century Dutch physician.
Mees lines - horizontal white bands of the nails seen in chronic arsenic poisoning and occasionally in leprosy. Synonym(s): Mees stripes
Mees stripes - Synonym(s): Mees lines