nail bed

noun
Updated on: 19 Feb 2018

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

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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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