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nail bed

[ nahyl-bed ]
/ ˈnaɪl ˌbɛd /
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noun
the dermis and epidermis under a fingernail or toenail.
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Origin of nail bed

First recorded in 1850–55
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Medical definitions for nail bed

nail bed

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