slightly thickened layer of skin that lies between the fingertip and free edge of the natural nail plate.
visible part of the matrix that extends from underneath the living skin; it is the whitish, half moon shape at the base of the nail.
area where the nail plate cells are formed; this area is composed of --------- cells that produce the nail plate.
hardened keratin plate that sits on and covers the natural nail bed. It is the most visible and functional part of the natural nail unit.
the hard protective plate is composed mainly of keratin, the same fibrous protein found in the skin and har. The keratin in ------------ is harder than the keratin in skin and hair (onyx).
natural nail unit
composed of several major parts of the fingernail including the nail plate, nail bed, matrix, cuticle, eponychium, hyponychium, specialized ligaments, and nail fold.Together all these parts form the ------.