Nails

What is Nails?

Nails meaning An accessory organ of the skin.Nails are comparable to the horny-cell layer (stratum corneum) of the skin. Nail beds underlying the nail consist of the deeper layers of the epidermis and dermis. Blood in the dermal capillaries is responsible for the nails' pink color. The white halfmoons at the base of the fingernails are called lunulae.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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