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Flashcards in Nails Deck (12):
1

What extends beneath the nail bed

Stratum basale

2

Thickened proximal area of the nail

Nail matrix

3

White crescent of the nail

Lunule

4

What makes nails colorless

Lack of pigment

5

Heavily keratinized

Nails

6

The visible attached portion of the nail

Body

7

The nail embedded in the skin

Root

8

Scale like modifications of the epidermis

Nails

9

What are the cells of nails like

Heavily keratinized and they die, mostly non-living

10

Border is overlapped by what?

Skin folds or nail folds

11

The proximal nail fold that projects onto the nail body

Cuticle

12

Responsible for the growth of the nail

Nail matrix