leukonychia

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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]

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]