Nails

Description

nails

Fingernails and toenails are made of a tough protein called keratin as are animals' hooves and horns. It is a horn-like structure located at the end of fingers and toes forming flat plates. Each nail is composed of a root and body. The root fastens the nail to the finger or the toe by fitting into a groove in the skin and is closely molded to the surface of the dermis. The only living part of a nail is situated inside or underneath the epidermis. Nails act as a counterforce when the end of the finger touches an object, thereby enhancing the sensitivity of the fingertip. Average growth is 1 milliliter per week. A fingernail or toenail takes about 6 months to grow from base to tip..

Function

Protect sensitive skin areas, useful for cutting and picking up things.

Color

Mostly clear

Shape

Like fish scales.

Direction

Above and below the waist

Location

Fingers & Toes.

Delimitation

Bordered by fingers, toes and space

Meditation on Nails