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Meaning of HANGNAIL

Pronunciation:  'hang`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: agnail
 
 See Also: cutis, skin, tegument

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 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.

 

 

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