hippocratic nail

hippocratic nail

n.
The coarse curved nail of a clubbed finger.
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TheDaily Recordreports that Jean, from Wigan, was told the official term for her curved nail is finger clubbing and that the condition, also known as digital clubbing or Hippocratic nails, can be a warning sign of lung or heart disease.
Curved nails, also known as digital clubbing or Hippocratic nails, can be a warning sign of lung or heart disease