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leukonychia
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The occurrence of white spots or patches under the nails, of unknown cause; the decoloration may be total or in the form of lines (striate or transverse leukonychia) or dots (punctate leukonychia).

Synonyms: achromia unguium, canities unguium, leukopathia unguis.

Origin: Leuko-+ G. Onyx (onych-), nail

Apparent leukonychia, pallor of the nail not due to subungual air bubbles.

(05 Mar 2000)

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