nail bed


nail bed

noun

Definition of NAIL BED

:  the vascular epidermis upon which most of the fingernail or toenail rests that has a longitudinally ridged surface often visible through the nail

First Known Use of NAIL BED

1893

nail bed

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of NAIL BED

: the vascular epidermis upon which most of the fingernail or toenail rests that has a longitudinally ridged surface often visible through the nail; also : matrix 1b

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