1. hangnail

noun. a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected.


  • tegument
  • cutis
  • skin

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Sentences with hangnail

1. Noun, singular or mass
The term hangnail is misleading as it is not actually part of the nail, but rather a small piece of the cuticle that has become torn.