fingernail

[ fing-ger-neyl ]
/ ˈfɪŋ gərˌneɪl /

noun

the nail at the end of a finger.
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Origin of fingernail

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50; see origin at finger, nail
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British Dictionary definitions for fingernail

fingernail
/ (ˈfɪŋɡəˌneɪl) /

noun

a thin horny translucent plate covering part of the dorsal surface of the end joint of each fingerRelated adjectives: ungual, ungular
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Medical definitions for fingernail

fingernail
[ fĭnggər-nāl′ ]

n.

The nail on a finger.
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