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Medical Term:

ingrown nail


a toenail, one edge of which is overgrown by the nailfold, producing a pyogenic granuloma; due to faulty trimming of the toenails or pressure from a tight shoe.

Synonym(s): ingrowing toenail, onychocryptosis, unguis aduncus, unguis incarnatus

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