Ever Wondered What The Half Moon Shape On Your Nails Mean?


Nails are important to us all. For some, it adds more to their beauty, some find a company in boredom ( yes, I am indeed talking about the nail biting habit!). But most importantly they carry symptoms of various diseases including cancer. People have a lot of different shapes of nails and one out of them is the half moon sdhape which says soething about you.


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Have you ever taken a long hard look at your nails? Well, not everybody has the time to look and notice every crevice, ripple and ridge other than the manicurists. But if you have I’m sure this question has often crossed your mind, “what are these half moon shape on my nails?”

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Stress no more friends, in this article I will answer all your questions about this mysterious half moon shape on your nails

1. What is this half moon shape on the nails called?

This half moon shaped whitish area on the bed of a fingernail or toenail is called “Lunula” (little moon in Latin). It is located at the end of the nail (that is closest to the skin of the finger) but lies under the nail.

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Lunula is the visible part of the root of the nail.


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