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[fing-ger-neyl] /ˈfɪŋ gərˌneɪl/

the at the end of a .
Printing. a parenthesis.
a thin horny translucent plate covering part of the dorsal surface of the end joint of each finger related adjectives ungual ungular

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

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


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