A horn-like keratin structure covering the dorsal aspect of the terminal phalanges of fingers and toes[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nail_(anatomy) https://github.com/obophenotype/uberon/issues/120 ]

Synonyms: nail/claw

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim

comment

The nails of humans and the claws are moth are highly similar. Both species have a proximal nail fold, cuticle, nail matrix, nail bed, nail plate, and hyponychium. Distinguishing features are the shape of the nail and the presence of an extended hyponychium in the mouse [PMC3579226]

contributor

https://github.com/cmungall
https://github.com/mellybelly

curator notes

Use this class for both the nails of primates and the homologous claws of mammals such as mouse.

id

UBERON:0001705

taxon notes

A primate's nail consists of the unguis alone; the subunguis has disappeared