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cosmetology

nail structure and growth/er
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nail bed
The portion of the skin on which the nail plate rests is the
matrix bed (nail root)
The nail is formed in the
lanula
The visible portion of the matrix bed is called the
nail plate
The most visible and functional part of the nail unit is the
cuticle
the are around the base of the fingernails and toenails is sealed against foreign material and microorganisims by the
eponychium
The cuticle overlappong the lanula is the
hyponychium
The portion of the skin under the free edge is called
free edge
The part of the nail that extends over the fingertip is the
ligaments
The nail bed and the matrix bed are attached to the underlying bone by
mantle
The deep fold of skin in which the matrix bed is embedded is the
1/8" per month
In an adult, nails grow at an average rate of
onychophagy
One nail condition that may receive a maicure is
careless filing
Abnormal brittleness or splitting of the nails may be caused by
leukonychia
white spots on the nails are known as
hangnails
When cuticle splits around the nail, it is known as