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fingernail

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noun fin·ger·nail \ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌnāl, ˌfiŋ-gər-ˈnāl\

Simple Definition of fingernail

  • : the hard covering at the end of your fingers

Full Definition of fingernail

  1. :  the nail of a finger


FINGERNAIL Defined for Kids

fingernail

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noun fin·ger·nail \ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌnāl\

Definition of fingernail

  1. :  the hard covering at the end of a finger




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fingernail

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noun fin·ger·nail \ˈfiŋ-gər-ˌnāl, ˌfiŋ-gər-ˈnā(ə)l\

Medical Definition of fingernail

  1. :  the nail of a finger





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