Definition of nail bed in English:

nail bed

Syllabification: nail bed


  • The formative layer of cells underlying the fingernail or toenail.
    More example sentences
    • Underlying the nail plate is the nail bed, composed of the germinative layer of the epidermis.
    • A patient with onychomycosis may present with whitened nails, but the discoloration is in the nail itself, rather than the underlying nail bed.
    • Wear properly fitted shoes (injury to the nail bed can lead to thick toenails regardless of infection).

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