hapalonychia

hap·a·lo·nych·i·a

(hap'ă-lō-nik'ē-ă),
Thinning of nails resulting in bending and breaking of the free edge, with longitudinal fissures.
Synonym(s): eggshell nail
[G. hapalos, soft + G. onyx (onych-), nail]

hapalonychia

(hap?al-o-nik'e-a) [Gr. hapalos, soft, + onyx, nail] Onychomalacia.
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Soft, peeling nails If your nails bend easily, they may be too soft - a condition known as hapalonychia. As it's the proteins in the nail matrix that create their hardness, your best bet is upping your protein intake.