AGNAIL

hangnail, agnail

(noun) a loose narrow strip of skin near the base of a fingernail; tearing it produces a painful sore that is easily infected

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

agnail (plural agnails)

(obsolete) A corn or sore on the toe or finger.

Torn skin near a toenail or fingernail.

Synonyms

• (torn skin): hangnail

Anagrams

• -lagnia, Anglia, Galina, Ilagan, gai-lan, gailan

Source: Wiktionary


Ag"nail, n. Etym: [AS. angnægl; ange vexation, trouble + nægel nail. Cf. Hangnail.]

1. A corn on the toe or foot. [Obs.]

2. An inflammation or sore under or around the nail; also, a hangnail.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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