Topic : nail anatomy

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paronychium

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The part of the skin that surrounds the entire nail area.

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onyx

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The technical term for nail.

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natural nail

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Refers to the naturally occuring fingernail (as opposed to nail enhancements).

Keywords: manicures   nail anatomy   natural nail care   pedicures  

nail walls

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The skin on the sides of the nail above the grooves.

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nail root

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Where the nail growth begins; it is embedded underneath the skin at the base of the nail.

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nail plate

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The main part or plate of the nail that is attached to the skin at the tip of the finger; although the nail plate appears to be one piece, it is actually constructed of layers.

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nail grooves

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Slits or tracks in the nail bed at the sides of the nail on which the nail grows.

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nail fold

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The deep fold of skin at the base of the nail where the nail root is embedded; also called the mantle.

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nail care

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The art and science of treating and caring for nails (including toes and fingers).

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nail bed

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A thick growth of epidermal cells that supports the natural nail plate.

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metatarsals

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Of or relating to the middle part of the human foot.

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metacarpals

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

The bones of the palm of the hand.

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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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