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Pronunciation: hap'a-lo-nik'e-a

Definition: Thinning of nails resulting in bending and breaking of the free edge, with longitudinal fissures.

Synonym(s): eggshell nail

[G. hapalos, soft + G. onyx (onych-), nail]

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