finger-nail

fingernail

[fing-ger-neyl]
noun
1.
the nail at the end of a finger.
2.
Printing. a parenthesis.

Origin:
1200–50; Middle English; see finger, nail

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fingernail (ˈfɪŋɡəˌneɪl)
 
n
a thin horny translucent plate covering part of the dorsal surface of the end joint of each fingerRelated: ungual, ungular
 
Related: ungual, ungular

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fingernail fin·ger·nail (fĭng'gər-nāl')
n.
The nail on a finger.

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