Milady Cosmetology Chapter 8
Nail Structure & Growth
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Thin layer of tissue between the nail plate and the nail bed.
Dead tissue that tightly adheres to the nail plate.
Living skin at the base of the nail plate covering the matrix area.
Part of the nail plate that extends over the tip of the finger or toe.
The slightly thickened layer of skin that lies beneath the free edge of the nail plate.
Tough bank of fibrous tissue that connects bones or holds an organ in place.
Whitish, half-moon shape at the base of the nail plate, caused by the reflection of light off the surface of the matrix.
Area where the natural nail is formed; this area is composed of matrix cells that make up the nail plate.
Portion of the skin that the nail plate sits on.
Fold of normal skin that surrounds the nail plate.
Slit or furrow on the sides of the nail.
Hardened keratin plate covering the nail bed.
All the anatomical parts of the fingernail necessary to produce the natural nail plate.
The hard protective plate of the nail, composed mainly of keratin.
The technical term for nail of the fingers or toes.