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finger click to hear : finger

Each of the five terminal parts of the hand containing numerous Meissner’s corpuscles, giving them great sensitivity.
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lunula body of nail free margin nail bed digital pulp nail matrix middle phalanx distal phalanx dermis epidermis root of nail

lunula click to hear : lunula

Whitish section between the root and the body of the nail corresponding to the visible front portion of the matrix.

body of nail click to hear : body of nail

Central pinkish section of the nail adhering to the nail bed.

free margin click to hear : free margin

Whitish terminal part of the nail extending beyond the finger.

nail bed click to hear : nail bed

Portion of the finger upon which the nail sits containing numerous blood vessels, thus nourishing the nail.

digital pulp click to hear : digital pulp

Fleshy terminal part of the inner finger.

nail matrix click to hear : nail matrix

Section of the epidermis from which the nail grows.

middle phalanx click to hear : middle phalanx

Second phalange of the finger between the proximal and distal phalanges.

distal phalanx click to hear : distal phalanx

Last phalange of the finger bearing a nail.

dermis click to hear : dermis

Layer of skin enclosing tactile receptors ensuring nutrition and support of the epidermis.

epidermis click to hear : 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 click to hear : root of nail

Base of the nail implanted in the matrix and protected by a fold of skin (cuticle).