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Piotr
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Feb26-13, 10:51 AM
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Quote Quote by Ryan_m_b View Post
I've looked into it but can't find any specific term for the portion of the nail plate that extrudes over the fingertip however I'm pretty sure that the reason it is white is because that's the colour of nail.
It's just called the free edge, inferior portion of it (transverse plane) is called hyponychium. Keratinized tissue of the nail is indeed milky white all along its length, and the pinkish color of the nail's body is due to rich capillary bed underlying it.