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Nail, a horny growth consisting of modified epithelial cells; it rests upon a bed of skin, which is called the matrix of the nail, and the cells of this matrix are in a condition of active growth (reproduction and transformation), by which the body of the nail is continually renewed, the formation of fresh horny tissue taking place from beneath and behind, so that the nail gradually grows forward and projects beyond the tips of the fingers and toes.

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Isaiah 43:2