onychoschizia

onychoschizia
Splitting of the nails in layers. [onycho- + G. schizo, to divide, + -ia, condition]

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on·y·cho·schiz·ia -'skit-sē-ə, -'skiz-ē-ə n a condition of the nails marked by lamination in two or more layers and by scaling away in thin flakes

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on·y·cho·schi·zia (on″ĭ-ko-skizґe-ə) [onycho- + schiz- + -ia] splitting of the nail plate, sometimes into layers, usually in a transverse (horizontal) direction at the free edge.

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