Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Nail - Matrix

Let's learn a little more about nails.

One part of the nail is the matrix.
This is the skin underneath the very bottom part of the nail, below where the nail meets the skin.

The matrix has nerves and blood vessels, and it is the part that makes new cells that turn into the nails.

(from: wikipedia - nail (anatomy))

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