root of nail


The proximal end of the nail, concealed under a fold of skin.

Nearby words

  1. root hair,
  2. root knot,
  3. root mean square,
  4. root nodule,
  5. root of lung,
  6. root of penis,
  7. root of the matter,
  8. root of tongue,
  9. root of tooth,
  10. root of unity

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