Definitions for: Hangnail


[n] a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected



Webster (1913) Definition: Hang"nail`, n. [A corruption of agnail.]
A small piece or silver of skin which hangs loose, near the
root of finger nail. --Holloway.

Synonyms: agnail

See Also: cutis, skin, tegument

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