\nˈe͡ɪl], \nˈeɪl], \n_ˈeɪ_l]\
Definitions of NAIL
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- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
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By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
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By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.
Sax. The nails are composed of a horny tissue, of the same nature as that which forms the hoofs horns, and scales of different animals. When the nail has been torn off, the papillae of the skin become covered by a soft, whitish lamina, laminae are then formed underneath, and give the nail the thickness it ought to possess. The corneous substance, being thus constantly produced at the extremity of each of these laminae the whole of the nail is pushed forwards, and it would grow indefinitely, were it not cut or worn by friction. The nails protect and support the extremities of the fingers against the impreessiom of hard bodies. They are also useful in laying hold of small bodies; and dividing those that hace bit little consistence.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
The flat, scalelike corneous growth situated in a fold of the skin on the dorsal surface of the terminal phalanges of the fingers and toes in man, homologous with the hoof, claw, or talons of lower animals. The chemical constituents, which resemble those of the horny structures, are chiefly, keratins and mineral salts, especially calcium phosphate.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
n. [Anglo-Saxon] The horny scale growing at the end of the human fingers and toes;- the claw or talon of a bird or other animal;- a small pointed piece of metal, usually with a head, used to fasten hoards, timbers, &c. together; spike brad;â€”a stud or boss; a short piece of metal with a brass head, used to ornament furniture;â€”a measure of length, being two inches and a quarter.