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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).]
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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]
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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]
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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"
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Translations

hangnail

[ˈhæŋneɪl] Npadrastro m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

hang·nail

n. uñero, uña encarnada.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hangnail

n padrastro (en el dedo)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Longitudinal ridging was the most common presentation seen in 16 (10.8%) patients, followed by dystrophic nail in 9 (6%) patients, hang nail 8 (5.4%), traumatic nail 7 (4.7%), paronychia 7 (4.7%), longitudinal melanonychia 6 (4%), petechial hemorrhage 5 (3.3%) and focal pigmentation in 5 (3.3%) patients.
"It takes seconds to do and doesn't take any skill, but you are hydrating the nail with nutrients like almond oil and jojoba oil which it needs for healthier nails, softens cuticles and helps to prevent any hang nails."
For dry rough cuticles and hang nails, Sally Hansen offers Nourishing cuticle remover with vitamins, wheat protein, aloe and organic fluoride to soften dry cuticles for easy removal.