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  • n. Plural form of nailbed.


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  • Refers to a group of congenital heart defects in which there is a normal amount of oxygen in the bloodstream, giving a pink color to the lips and nailbeds.

    Cardiac terms and definitions

  • When the fingertips of corresponding digits of opposite hands are directly opposed see illustration, fingernail to fingernail, a small diamond-shaped “window” is apparent between the nailbeds.

    You Staying Young

  • These diseases cause dilation of the small arteries in the fingertips, which leads to hypertrophy of the tissue of the nailbeds and clubbing of the fingernails.

    You Staying Young

  • For instance, the nailbeds on Susie's hands are permanently damaged.

    SJS - Called A Fate Worse Than Death

  • In comparison, mine really weren't so bad... sure, they vaguely resemble a chitlin, and yes, my pinky toenails have somehow ceased to exist, but the nailbeds themselves were nicely shaped.

    Archive 2006-06-01

  • Any talk of her former finger nail, "lacerated nailbeds", stitches, or pink safety razors, send her spiraling into a woozy tailspin.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • The lips and nailbeds may have a bluish tint to them as a result of a lack of oxygen in the blood, and the mental state of a patient may be confused or delirious.

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]

  • Also, moisture inside the glove can lead to secondary bacterial or yeast infections in the exposed nailbeds, the study authors say.

    National Geographic News

  • In several cases, sustained pressure on the fingertips during EVAs caused intense pain and led to the astronauts 'nails detaching from their nailbeds, a condition called fingernail delamination.

    National Geographic News

  • Ol 'Green Eyes (and skin and hair and nailbeds) is back NPR radio interview, Terrence Howard for the first time publicly addresses last week's news that Don Cheadle will be replacing him as Jim Rhodes in

    Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch


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