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nail

 [nāl]
1. a rod of metal, bone, or other material used for fixation of the ends of fractured bones.
2. a hardened or horny cutaneous plate overlying the dorsal surface of the distal end of a finger or toe. The nails are part of the outer layer of the skin and are composed of hard tissue formed of keratin. Called also unguis.
Parts of the nail. From Dorland's, 2000.
Nail abnormalities. From Lammon et al., 1996.
ingrown nail see ingrown nail.
spoon nail a nail with a concave surface.

nail

(nāl),
1. One of the thin, horny, translucent plates covering the dorsal surface of the distal end of each terminal phalanx of fingers and toes. A nail consists of corpus or body, the visible part, and radix or root at the proximal end concealed under a fold of skin. The underpart of the nail is formed from the stratum germinativum of the epidermis, the free surface from the stratum lucidum, and the thin cuticular fold overlapping the lunula representing the stratum corneum. Synonym(s): unguis [TA], nail plate, onyx
2. A rod of metal or other solid substance, used in operations to fasten together the fragments of a broken bone.
[A.S. naegel]

unguis

/un·guis/ (ung´gwis) pl. un´gues   [L.] nail (1).

unguis

(ŭng′gwĭs)
n. pl. un·gues (-gwēz)
Zoology A nail, claw, or hoof.

unguis

See nail.

nail

(nāl)
1. One of the thin, horny, translucent plates covering the dorsal surface of the distal end of each terminal phalanx of fingers and toes. A nail consists of a visible corpus or body, and a radix or root at the proximal end concealed under a fold of skin. The under part of the nail is formed from the stratum germinativum of the epidermis, and the free surface from the stratum lucidum, with the thin cuticular fold that overlaps the lunula representing the stratum corneum.
2. A slender rod of metal, bone, or other solid substance, used in operations to fasten together the divided extremities of a broken bone.
Synonym(s): unguis [TA] , nail plate, onyx.

unguis

  1. a claw or nail.
  2. the tip of the arachnid chelicera through which opens the poison gland.
  3. a stalk present on some flower petals.

unguis

nail

unguis

pl. ungues [L.] a nail. See also claw, nail.

Patient discussion about unguis

Q. My nails are black- is it dangerous? Hi, I was diagnosed with colon cancer and now I receive chemotherapy. This morning I found that my nails are brown and blue, and other nails have white lines on them. Is that dangerous? Should go and see a doctor?

A. The chemo can cause several changes in your nail, e.g. make them brittle etc. You can find some more info at : http://www.breastcancer.org/tips/hair_skin_nails/nails.jsp

Q. my guy friend has a very sick looking toe nail, what should he do? its really thick and has ridges, its also dark yellow and it looks to me has thick toe jam too... ugh, he needs your help please!

A. It sounds like Toenail fungus. Symptoms of toenail fungus, which can be caused by several types of fungi, include swelling, yellowing, thickening or crumbling of the nail, streaks or spots down the side of the nail, and even complete loss of the nail. Toenail color can vary from brown or yellow to white with this condition. I suggest your friend goes to see a foot doctor. The doctor might remove as much of the nail as possible by trimming, filing or dissolving it. Medicated nail polish might be prescribed for a localized infection, but a serious infection will likely be treated with a prescription oral antifungal medication. Only in severe cases will surgical removal of the nail be recommended.

Q. what natural cure for toe nail fungus really works?

A. Haven't heard about anything natural that was actually provent in reliable, well controlled trial. Especially since natural medications usually aren't tested in this way, I'm not sure there can be an accurate and true answer for this question.

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Dactylus and unguis combined less than half as long as propodus, thicker and shorter than in pereopod 1, dactylus twice as long as unguis, with proximal seta.
Unguis with 4 internal teeth: basal paired teeth subequal, ending at about half length of unguiculus; proximal unpaired tooth larger than distal, ending at 75% from basal unguis; dorsal and lateral teeth at level of paired (Fig.
papaveroi) and by the absence of internal teeth in all unguis.
Unguis long and slender, with 1 inner, 1+1 lateral and 1 dorsal teeth (90 pm); unguiculus long and slender (36 pm), without apical filament.
Character Measurements ([micro]m) Total size 199 Body 140 Cephalic Diagonal 84 Ant I 10 Ant II 17 Ant III 23 Ant IV 64 Dens 36 Mucro 19 Tibiotarsus I 35 Unguis I 9 Tibiotarsus II 33 Unguis II 9 Tibiotarsus III 42 Unguis III 9
The new species is distinguished from all the known species of the genus Xenylla by the absence of mucronal teeth, dorsal side of head without c2 seta, seta p2 on tergite of thoracic segments II-III set in front of p1 seta, head without ventral seta p1, thoracic segments II and III with a pair of ventral medial setae, abdominal segment II without ventral setae p2 and a5, abdominal segment III with 1 median ventral seta above the retinaculum, abdominal segment IV with ventral seta m1, unguis with 1 internal tooth.
Unguis elongate, with an inner tooth and a pair of lateral teeth.