Also found in: Dictionary, Wikipedia.
abnormal hypertrophy and curving of the nails, giving them a clawlike appearance.
onychogryphosis/on·y·cho·gry·pho·sis/ (on″ĭ-ko-grĭ-fo´sis) hypertrophy and curving of the nails, giving them a clawlike appearance.
Etymology: Gk, onyx + gryphein, to curve, osis, condition
thickened, curved, clawlike overgrowth of fingernails or toenails.
onychogryphosisAbnormal changes in finger- or toenails so that they resemble talons. This may occur spontaneously or as a result of repeated injury or CANDIDIASIS. The term derives from the name of the mythological griffon.
onychogryphosis; ostler's nail; ram's horn nail gross thickness with overall nail plate deformity
abnormal hypertrophy and curving of the nails or claws. In a racing Greyhound, a serious defect that reduces racing performance.