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fingernail

[fing-ger-neyl] /ˈfɪŋ gərˌneɪl/
noun
1.
the nail at the end of a finger.
2.
Printing. a parenthesis.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English; see finger, nail
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  • fingernails or mechanical tools are not used, to avoid bruising the picks.
British Dictionary definitions for fingernails

fingernail

/ˈfɪŋɡəˌneɪl/
noun
1.
a thin horny translucent plate covering part of the dorsal surface of the end joint of each finger related adjectives ungual ungular
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Word Origin and History for fingernails

fingernail

n.

early 13c., from finger (n.) + nail (n.).

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fingernails in Medicine

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

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