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Meaning of AGNAIL

Pronunciation:  'ag`neyl

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected
 
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 Synonyms: hangnail
 
 See Also: cutis, skin, tegument

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ag"nail\, n. [AS. angn[ae]gl; ange vexation, trouble +
n[ae]gel nail. Cf. {Hangnail}.]
1. A corn on the toe or foot. [Obs.]

2. An inflammation or sore under or around the nail; also, a
   hangnail.

 

 

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