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matrix

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Small area of living tissue directly below the proximal nail fold; contains nerves together with lymph and blood vessels; produces nail cells and controls the rate of growth of the nail; a very sensitive part of the nail that if injured will produce nails with irregular growth and disorders.

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mantle

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Also called nail fold; the deep fold of skin at the base of the nail where the nail root is embedded.

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lunula

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The light-colored half-moon shape at the base of the nail; where the matrix connects with the nail bed.

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keratin

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A tough, insoluble protein that is the main constituent of hair and nails, and of the outermost layer of the skin.

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hyponychium

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The part of the skin under the free edge of the nail.

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free edge

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The end of the nail that extends beyond the fingertip; also called the distal nail plate.

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fingernail

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A thin, horny, transparent plate covering the dorsal surface of the tip of each finger; comprised of dead keratin cells. The fingernail is a complex unit.

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eponychium

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

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

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epidermis

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Also called the cuticle or scarf skin; the outermost protection covering the skin.

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distal nail plate

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A nail’s free edge.

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dermis

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The inner layer of skin.

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dehydrate

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

To remove water from the surface of the natural nail in order to promote adhesion of polishes or enhancement products.

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C curve

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The curvature or arch of a nail as seen when looking at the nail from the tip down.

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Ready to Paint the Town Red

July 21, 2011  | 

Last week I was tested on deep anatomy of the skin, skin health, aging, disorders, and prevention of skin problems in the salon. I passed with 100%. A good instructor (Miss Bethany) really makes a world

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Help! Where Has My Life Gone?

July 11, 2011  | 

Hi everyone, the 2nd testing over anatomy went well — not great, but I got an 88%. Anatomy of the skin, skin structure and growth is my area of focus and next testing. So far it’s

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