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Nail (anatomy)

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A nail is a protective plate characteristically found at the tip of the digits (fingers and toes) of all primates, corresponding to the claws in other tetrapod animals. Fingernails and toenails are made of a tough rigid protein called alpha-keratin, a polymer also found in the claws, hooves and horns of vertebrates.[1]

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Nail
Blausen_0406_FingerNailAnatomy.png
Gorilla-hand.jpg
A gorilla's fingernails
Details
SystemIntegumentary system
Identifiers
Latinunguis
MeSHD009262
TA98A16.0.01.001
TA27065
THH3.12.00.3.02001
FMA54326
Anatomical terminology
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