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Fingernail (cross section)

   

Workbook tasks

Slide 113: Fingernail

H/E

This slide is a cross section through the fingernail.

Identify:

Macroscopic

  • Orientate yourself with respect to the visible structures.

Microscopic

  • The nail and its associated tissue.

 

Draw and annotate:

A diagram of the fingertip and the nail.

 

Reflection:
  1. What is characteristic of the nail bed, as seen in cross-section?
 
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