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Each of the five terminal parts of the hand containing numerous Meissner’s corpuscles, giving them great sensitivity.
Whitish section between the root and the body of the nail corresponding to the visible front portion of the matrix.
body of nail
Central pinkish section of the nail adhering to the nail bed.
Whitish terminal part of the nail extending beyond the finger.
Portion of the finger upon which the nail sits containing numerous blood vessels, thus nourishing the nail.
Fleshy terminal part of the inner finger.
Section of the epidermis from which the nail grows.
Second phalange of the finger between the proximal and distal phalanges.
Last phalange of the finger bearing a nail.
Layer of skin enclosing tactile receptors ensuring nutrition and support of the epidermis.
Surface layer of the skin covering and protecting the dermis; it contains proteins that make the skin impermeable and block ultraviolet rays.
root of nail
Base of the nail implanted in the matrix and protected by a fold of skin (cuticle).