LAWN-ji-TOOD-in-ul MEL-uh-non-EE-ki-uh (noun)
Longitudinal melanonychia is the presence of a pigmented stripe, usually brown or black, along the length of the nail bed in darker-skinned individuals. Longitudinal melanonychia results from deposition of melanin in the nail plate from a variety of causes. A small number of people with longitudinal melanonychia have subungual melanoma.
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Pronunciation: LAWN-ji-TOOD-in-ul MEL-uh-non-EE-ki-uh (noun)