hangnail definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny little bit of dead epidermis during the part or even the base of a fingernail which partly detached from rest of the epidermis.
    • A loose, narrow strip of nail structure protruding from side advantage and anchored near the base of a fingernail or toenail.
    • A pointed upper place for the toenail (often created by incorrectly cutting by rounding the spot) that, since the nail grows, presses in to the flesh or protrudes such that it may get (“hang”) on stockings or footwear.
    • a little piece or sliver of epidermis which hangs loose, near the cause of a finger nail.
    • a little separate bit of hard, partially detached skin within root or side of a nail. Hangnails usually persistently renew by themselves when they are cut.
    • a loose slim strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it creates an unpleasant sore which quickly contaminated

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