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    are nails organs?

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    For the nail on a bird's beak, see Beak#Nail.

    "Toenail" redirects here. For the construction technique, see Toenailing.



    Nail

    Blausen 0406 FingerNailAnatomy.png


    Gorilla-hand.jpg
    gorilla's fingernails



    Details
    Latin
    unguis

    Identifiers
    Code
    TH H3.12.00.3.02001

    TA
    A16.0.01.001

    FMA
    54326


    Anatomical terminology



    nail is a horn-like envelope covering the tips of the fingers and toes in humans, most non-human primates, and a few other mammals. Nails are similar to claws in other animals. Fingernails and toenails are made of a tough protective protein called keratin. This protein is also found in the hooves and horns of different animals. The mammalian nail, claw, and hoof are all examples of unguis [plural ungues].


    From Wiki

    The nails are part of the skin. And the skin is the largest organ in/on your body . The nails are an outgrowth of your skin and contain some of the same  elements.



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