# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Nail Technician I Task 1242371311

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Identify the structure and growth of the nail unit.


Identification should include, but not be limited to,
  • technical term for the nail, onyx
  • nail body or plate
  • nail bed
  • free edge
  • nail root
  • matrix
  • lunula.
Structures surrounding the nail include
  • cuticle
  • eponychium
  • hyponychium
  • perionychium
  • nail walls
  • nail grooves
  • mantle.

Process/Skill Questions

  • How does an understanding of nail parts relate to the health of the nail?
  • Because the nails, like the skin, are composed of keratin, do products that promote healthy skin also promote healthy nails?
  • What is the benefit of knowing the technical term for nails (onyx)?