nail root


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nail root

The proximal portion of nail covered by the nail fold.
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Nails grow from the nail root. The root is located at the back of the nail, under the cuticle.
Nail Root: The area under the cuticle, the hidden part of the nail unit where growth takes place
THESE can appear when growth at the nail root is interrupted by severe illness such as a heart attack, measles or pneumonia.