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Definition of Ingrown Nails

  1. nails which are digging into the skin, thereby causing a break in the skin. Ingrown nails are characterized by inflammation and because of the break in the skin, they are frequently infected. We have a separate web page that discusses ingrown nails, and another web page that discusses nail surgery. (See “onychocryptosis”, “onychoincurvatum”, “paronychia” and “granulation tissue” for related terms.)


Added to the Nail Glossary on November 22, 2016

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