Cuticle vs Fingernail - What's the difference?

cuticle | fingernail |

Cuticle is a meronym of fingernail.


As nouns the difference between cuticle and fingernail

is that cuticle is the outermost layer of the skin of vertebrates; the epidermis while fingernail is the hard, flat translucent covering near the tip of a human finger, useful for scratching and fine manipulation.

cuticle

Noun

(en noun)
  • The outermost layer of the skin of vertebrates; the epidermis.
  • The strip of hardened skin at the base and sides of a fingernail or toenail.
  • Dead or cornified epidermis.
  • (zoology, botany) A noncellular protective covering outside the epidermis of many invertebrates and plants.
  • A thin skin formed on the surface of a liquid.
  • Synonyms

    * (outer protective covering) cuticula

    Derived terms

    * cuticular * epicuticle * exocuticle * mescocuticle * procuticle

    See also

    * nail * thumbnail * toenail * quick

    fingernail

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The hard, flat translucent covering near the tip of a human finger, useful for scratching and fine manipulation.
  • Meronyms

    * cuticle * quick