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

1883


Medical Dictionary

nail bed

noun

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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