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nail bed

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noun
  1. the dermis and epidermis under a fingernail or toenail.
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  • They are developed over a modified portion of the corium known as the nail-bed.

    Diseases of the Horse's Foot

    Harry Caulton Reeks


nail bed in Medicine

nail bed

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