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Chapter 21 (8): Nail Vocabulary Part 3

This is the last set of vocabulary words for this unit.

nail foldsfolds of normal skin that surround the nail plate
onychophosis, Audio growth of horny epithelium in the nail bed
onychoptosis, Audio periodic shedding of one or more nails, in whole or in part
onychorrhexis, , Audio abnormal brittleness with striation (lines) of the nail plate
onychosis, Audio technical term applied to any deformity or disease of the nails
onyx, Audio nail of the fingers or toes
paronychia, , Audio bacterial inflammation of the tissues surrounding the nail; pus is usually present, also a gradual thickening and brownish discoloration of the nail plate
plicatured nail, , Audio "folded nail" ; disorder in which the surface of the nail is generally flat while one or both of the edges of the plate are folded at a 90-degree (or more) angle down into the soft-tissue nail margins
Pseudomonas aeruginosa, , Audio naturally occurring bacteria that can cause nail infection when nail services are performed in unsanitary conditions
pterygium, , Audio forward growth of the eponychium (cuticle), with adherence to the surface of the nail
pyogenic granuloma, , Audio severe inflammation of the nail in which a lump of red tissue grows up from the nail bed to the nail plate
tile-shaped nails, increased crosswise curvature throughout the nail plate caused by an increased curvature of the matrix bed itself
tinea or ringworm, , Audio highly contagious skin disease caused by a vegetable parasite, or fungus; characterized by itching, scales, an sometimes painful circular lesions
tinea pedis, Audio medical term for athlete's foot or ringworm of the foot
tinea unguium or onychomycosis, Audio ringworm of the nails that invades from the free edge and spreads toward the root

Cosmetology Instructor
Center of Applied Technology - North
pasadena, MD

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