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leukonychia

Pronunciation: lu'ko-nik'e-a

Definition: The occurrence of smooth-surfaced 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).

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

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