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The horny layer of the nail fold attached to the nail plate at its margin; represents the remnant of the embryonic condition.
A horny condition of the epidermis from the second to the eighth month of fetal life, indicating the position of the future nail.
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If it is more it will cause soft tissue destruction at the germinal center and eponychium
, and in inadequate destruction, ectopic nail or nail spikes will be the outcome.
Caption: Figure 1 Anatomy of the fingertip: A, hyponychium, B, nail plate overlying sterile matrix, C, germinal matrix, D, eponychium
, E, dorsal root.
Once the nail plate was removed, a small pledge of cotton that had been reduced in size and dipped in 80% phenol solution was applied into the nail groove extending beneath the eponychium
to be sure that the pocket of germinal matrix was exposed to phenol.