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Bed epithelium Thin layer of tissue that attaches the nail plate and the nail bed.
Eponychium Living skin at the base of the natural nail plate that covers the matrix area.
Free edge Part of the nail plate that extends over the tip of the finger or toe.
Hyponychium Slightly thickened layer of the skin that between the fingertip and free edge of the natural nail plate.
Ligament Tough band of fibrous tissue that connects bones or holds and organ in place.
Lunula Visible part of the matrix that extends from underneath the living skin; it is the whitish, half-moon shape at the base of the nail.
Matrix Area where the nail plate cells are formed; this area is composed if matrix cells that produce the nail plate
Nail Bed Portions of the living skin that supports the nail plate as it grows toward the free edge.
Nail Folds folds of normal skin that surround the natural plate.
Nail Grooves Slits or furrows on the sides of the sidewall.
Nail Plate Hardened Keratin plate that sits on and covers the natural nail bed, most visible and functional part of the natural nail.
Natural Nail Onyx; Hard protective plate is composed mainly of keratin.
Natural Nail Unit Composed of fingernail, nail plate, nail bed, matrix, cuticle, eponychium, hyponychium, specialized ligaments, and nail fold.
Sidewall Lateral Nail Fold; the fold of skin overlapping the side of the nail.
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