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hang·nail

 (hăng′nāl′)
n.
A small piece of dead skin at the side or the base of a fingernail that is partly detached from the rest of the skin.

[Alteration of agnail (influenced by hang).]

hangnail

(ˈhæŋˌneɪl)
n
a piece of skin torn away from, but still attached to, the base or side of a fingernail
[C17: from Old English angnægl, from enge tight + nægl nail; influenced by hang]

hang•nail

(ˈhæŋˌneɪl)

n.
a small piece of partly detached skin at the side or base of the fingernail.
[1300–50; Middle English angenayle corn, Old English angnægl=ang + nægl callus, nail; modern h- by association with hang]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hangnail - a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernailhangnail - a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
Translations

hangnail

[ˈhæŋneɪl] Npadrastro m

hang·nail

n. uñero, uña encarnada.

hangnail

n padrastro (en el dedo)
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