onychectomy


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onychectomy

 [on″ĭ-kek´to-me]
excision of a nail or nail bed.

on·y·chec·to·my

(on'i-kek'tŏ-mē),
1. Ablation of a toenail or fingernail.
2. veterinary medicine Surgical removal in felines of distal phalanges of all digits of forefeet, less commonly of hind feet. Procedure involves disarticulation of the P2/P3 junction and subsequent removal of entire P3 bone, at the terminus of which the claw is seated.
Synonym(s): declawing
[onycho- + G. ektomē, excision]

onychectomy

/on·y·chec·to·my/ (on″ĭ-kek´tah-me) excision of a nail or nail bed.

onychectomy

(ŏn′ĭ-kĕk′tə-mē)
n.
Surgical removal of a toenail or fingernail.

on·y·chec·to·my

(on'i-kek'tŏ-mē)
Ablation of a toenail or fingernail.
[onycho- + G. ektomē, excision]

onychectomy

excision of a claw or nail or claw or nail bed. A surgical procedure carried out on single, damaged or diseased claws and at other times in domestic cats for social reasons and exotic cats, canines and ursids for the well-being of handlers and cage-mates.

nail clipper onychectomy
a guillotine-type nail clipper is used to remove the third phalanx in cats.