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Medical Term:

onychomycosis

Pronunciation: on'i-ko-mi-ko'sis

Definition: Very common fungus infections of the nails, causing thickening, roughness, and splitting, often caused by Trichophyton rubrum or T. mentagrophytes, Candida, and occasionally molds.

Synonym(s): ringworm of nails

[onycho- + G. mykes, fungus, + -osis, condition]

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