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Onychoptosis

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Definition of Onychoptosis

  1. A condition in which part or all of the nail sheds periodically and falls off the finger; it can affect one or more nails; it can occur during or after certain diseases of the body, such as syphilis, as a result of fever and system upsets, as a reaction to prescription drugs, or as a result of trauma. This is often preceded by Onycholysis.


Added to the Nail Glossary on November 14, 2016

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