nailbed

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nail +‎ bed

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nailbed (plural nailbeds)

  1. (medicine, anatomy) The area underneath a nail in a human or other mammal
    • 2002, Meg Brown & Virginia Richardson, Rabbitlopaedia[1], ISBN 1860541828, page 95:
      On close inspection one of the nails will be found to be damaged, often with the nailbed exposed.

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