pincer nail

pin·cer nail

transverse overcurvature of the nail that increases distally, causing the lateral borders of the nail to pinch the soft tissue with resulting tenderness; may result from a developmental anomaly or subungual exostosis.

pincer nail

An idiopathic excess tranverse curvature of the nail bed associated with intense pain and loss of soft tissue at the fingertips. See Nail.

pin·cer nail

(pin'sĕr nāl)
Transverse overcurvature of the nail that increases distally, causing the lateral borders of the nail to pinch the soft tissue with resulting tenderness; may result from a developmental anomaly or subungual exostosis.

pincer nail

see nail, pincer
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This is according to researchers at the University of Nottingham who have devised equations to identify the physical laws that govern nail growth, and used them to throw light on the causes of some of the most common nail problems, such as ingrown toe nails, spoon-shaped nails and pincer nails.