nail bed


the dermis and epidermis under a fingernail or toenail. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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nail bed


The formative layer of cells at the base of the fingernail or toenail; the matrix.keratogenous membrane matrix unguis
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