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Activity: The structure of the nail Activity: The structure of the nail

1. In the diagram below label the diagram by placing the terms next to 1. In the diagram below label the diagram by placing the terms next to
the appropriate part of the nail: free edge, matrix, cuticle, lunula, nail the appropriate part of the nail: free edge, matrix, cuticle, lunula, nail
groove, nail plate, nail wall and nail bed. groove, nail plate, nail wall and nail bed.

2. Match the description given with the appropriate part of the nail by 2. Match the description given with the appropriate part of the nail by
writing the correct number next to the part of the nail. writing the correct number next to the part of the nail.
matrix 1. folds of skin overlapping sides of nail matrix 1. folds of skin overlapping sides of nail
nail bed 2. tracks at the sides of the nail upon nail bed 2. tracks at the sides of the nail upon
which the nail moves and grows which the nail moves and grows
cuticle 3. the skin upon which nail body rests cuticle 3. the skin upon which nail body rests
free edge 4. the end of the nail plate that free edge 4. the end of the nail plate that
reaches over the tip of the finger reaches over the tip of the finger
lunula 5. the visible portion of nail that rests on lunula 5. the visible portion of nail that rests on
the nail bed the nail bed
nail wall 6. contains nerves, lymph, and the nail wall 6. contains nerves, lymph, and the
blood vessels that nourish the nail blood vessels that nourish the nail
and causes it to grow and causes it to grow
nail groove 7. over lapping skin at the base of the nail groove 7. over lapping skin at the base of the
nail nail
nail plate 8. the half-moon located at base of nail plate 8. the half-moon located at base of
nail nail