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Unguis aduncus

unguis aduncus --> 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: ingrowing toenail, onychocryptosis, onyxis, unguis aduncus, unguis incarnatus.


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