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Nail Theory

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FREE EDGE THE PART OF THE NAIL THAT EXTENDS BEYOND THE END OF THE FINGER OR TOE AND PROTECTS THE TIPS OF THE FINGER OR TOES.
NAIL BODY THE VISIBLE NAIL AREA FROM THE NAIL ROOT TO FREE EDGE. MADE OF LAYERS.NO NERVES OR BLOOD VESSELS CAN BE FOUND HERE.
NAIL WALL THE FOLDS OF SKIN ON EITHER SIDE OF THE NAIL GROOVE.
LUNULA THE HALF-MOON SHAPE AT THE BASE OF THE NAIL, WHICH APPEARS WHITE DUE TO A REFLECTION OF LIGHT AT THE POINT WHERE THE NAIL MATRIX AND NAIL BED MEET.
EPONYCHIUM THE CUTICLE THAT OVERLAPS THE LUNULA AT THE BASE OF THE NAIL.
CUTICLE THE LOOSE AND PLIABLE OVERLAPPING SKIN AROUND THE NAIL.
NAIL MATRIX THE ACTIVE TISSUE THAT GENERATES CELLS, WHICH HARDEN AS THEY MOVE OUTWARD FROM THE ROOT TO THE NAIL.
NAIL ROOT ATTACHED TO THE MATRIX AT THE BASE OF THE NAIL, UNDER THE SKIN AND INSIDE THE MANTLE.
MANTLE THE POCKET-LIKE STRUCTURE THAT HOLDS THE ROOT AND MATRIX.
NAIL BED THE AREA OF THE NAIL ON WHICH THE NAIL BODY RESTS. NERVES AND BLOOD VESSELS FOUND HERE SUPPLY NOURISHMENT. LIGAMENTS ATTACH THE NAIL BED TO THE BONE.
NAIL GROOVES THE TRACKS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE NAIL THAT THE NAIL MOVES ON AS IT GROWS.
PERIONYCHIUM THE SKIN THAT TOUCHES,OVERLAPS AND SURROUNDS THE NAIL.
HYPONYCHIUM THE SKIN UNDER THE FREE EDGE.
Created by: tiffanyrhyns