diminished (= obliterated nail moon)
Diminished lunula are more often seen in older people (and in people who have rather small nail units).
When the process of diminishing occurs fast, this might signal medical problems [source: Wikipedia]
Diminished lunula are frequently seen in Down's syndrome (trisomie 21). Medical vocabulary: obliterated lunula.
Additional info: half-and-half nails
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The eight basic components of the nail unit include: 1 - proximal nail fold;
2 - cuticle; 3 - lunula; 4 - nail plate;
5 - lateral nail folds; 6 - nail bed;
7 - hyponychium; 8 - free edge.
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