eponychium


The thin line of skin at the base of the nail that extends from the nail wall to the nail plate.

Keywords:   cuticles     nail anatomy  

Required Reading

The Anatomy of a Finger and Nail

January 21, 2015

Nail Lingo: Learn to speak fluent nail by knowing your anatomy. This illustration will help you know all the proper names and locations of the parts that make up a single nail tip.

Nails Under The Microscope - Understanding Nail Anatomy & Disorders

June 1, 1996

Nail technicians should know as much about the inside of the nail as the outside. Here’s an anatomy lesson on the onychium. Pay attention – there’s going to be a test at the end.

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