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Related to hangnail: Ingrown fingernail
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.
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]
a small piece of partly detached skin at the side or base of the fingernail.
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|Noun||1.||hangnail - a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected|