fingernail fingernail  /ˈfɪŋ ɡər ˌneɪl/


  • (n) the nail at the end of a finger


  1. The thermal dye fuses to the paper so you can't even scrape it off with your fingernail.
  2. One psychologist told me of a woman who used fingernail clippers to pull off slivers of her skin.
  3. And while the G1's mini, Chiclet-size keys seem designed for Lilliputians, they are accurate and respond even when pressed with the edge of a fingernail.


  1. DNA evidence inconclusive in 2011 Oxnard strangling death

    A forensic pathologist testified that DNA found on fingernail clippings from Sarah Overholser's right hand might or might not belong to James Wilkerson.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Ventura County Star

  2. Laser Nail Fungus Treatment Now Offered at South Florida Foot & Ankle Centers

    The podiatry clinic in Palm Beach County is offering new laser services to treat toenail and fingernail fungus for patients in South Florida. (PRWeb June 17, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 17, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Research: Nail zone stem cells, tissue regrow fingertips

    NEW YORK, June 13 (UPI) -- Stem cells under the base of a fingernail could one day be used to treat malformed nails or possibly amputated limbs, research by New York University suggests.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "As unlikely as that is, it would be absurd to say you couldn't, I don't know, stick something under the fingernail, smack him in the face. It would be absurd to say you couldn't do that," Scalia said in an interview with British Broadcasting...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Antonin Scalia Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "The bottom line is I did not take a fingernail," Lee said in a phone interview Tuesday. "But they made it a smoke screen. A little thing became a big thing. What for?"
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Henry Lee Source: Forbes

  3. "I broke a fingernail," Ford said. "I walked away with a hangnail."
    on Apr 21, 2008 By: Harrison Ford Source: Urbana Daily Citizen

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