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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Example sentences
Squeezing a chemistry lab down to fingernail size could provide instant medical
  tests at home and on the battlefield.
The egg-seller's gaze is drawn toward her bitten fingers where only small stubs
  of fingernail remain.
He could hear nothing but the little rough scratch of her fingernail against
  the silk.
She ran a fingernail around one avocado, splitting the skin, then twisted the
  fruit in half.
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