Eponychium

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The eponychium or cuticle in human anatomy refers to the thickened layer of skin surrounding fingernails and toenails. The function is to protect the area between the nail and epidermis from exposure to harmful bacteria. Beneath the cuticle is a thin layer of pterygium.



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