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Nail Root: The nail root is the portion of the nail that is embedded in the skin. The nail root is located at the base of the nail under the cuticle of the skin. The nail root is attached to the nail body. The nail root is made of dead cells and keratin and is an extension of the epidermis, the thin, uppermost layer of the skin. Functions of the nail root include attaching the nail firmly to the end of the finger or toe. Conditions that can afflict the nail root include fungal infection, trauma and subungal hematoma.
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