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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

onycho-

The nails.

[Greek onux, onukh-, nail or claw.]

Onychomycosis (Greek mukēs, fungus) is a fungal infection of the nails; onycholysis (Greek lusis, loosening) is the separation or loosening of a nail from its bed; onychogryphosis (Gk grupōsis, hooking of the nails) is the thickening and curving sideways of a nail, usually of the big toe; onychophagia (Greek phagein, to eat) is the formal term for biting one's nails.

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