Beau lines

(bō)

[Joseph Honoré Simon Beau, Fr. physician, 1806-1865]
White lines across the fingernails, usually a sign of systemic disease. They may be due to trauma, coronary occlusion, hypercalcemia, or skin disease. The lines are visible until the affected area of the nail has grown out and been trimmed away.

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