onychogryphosis

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onychogryphosis

 [on″ĭ-ko-grĭ-fo´sis]
abnormal hypertrophy and curving of the nails, giving them a clawlike appearance.
Onychogryphosis. From Dorland's, 2000.

onychogryphosis

/on·y·cho·gry·pho·sis/ (on″ĭ-ko-grĭ-fo´sis) hypertrophy and curving of the nails, giving them a clawlike appearance.

onychogryphosis

[on′ikōgrifō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, onyx + gryphein, to curve, osis, condition
thickened, curved, clawlike overgrowth of fingernails or toenails.
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Onychogryphosis

onychogryphosis

Abnormal 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

onychogryphosis, onychogryposis

abnormal hypertrophy and curving of the nails or claws. In a racing Greyhound, a serious defect that reduces racing performance.