missing (= absent nail moon)
IMPORTANT: An absent lunula is perfectly natural on the little finger!
Many people have 8 lunula, though some of them might be hidden under the cutticles - because the lunula are typically diminishing in size from the thumb to the little finger.
Fewer than 8 lunula can signal various vulnerabilities such as: malnutrition, protein deficiency, vitamin A deficiency, anemia (deficiency of red blood cells), not enough oxygenation, poor circulation, numbness, or heart disease [source: Medscape].
No lunula at all on all fingers (missing lunula) has been recognized as a feature of various chromosome abnormalities.
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THE NAIL UNIT
The eight basic components of the nail unit include: 1 - proximal nail fold;
2 - cuticle; 3 - lunula; 4 - nail plate;
5 - lateral nail folds; 6 - nail bed;
7 - hyponychium; 8 - free edge.
* NOTICE: The HandResearch Nail Tutor Tool
is still in development
- currently this tool discriminates 57 fingernail disorders in the nails.
The NAIL TUTOR tool is an aspect of Medical Hand Analysis
& Multi-Perspective Hand Reading
. The purpose of this tool is to help you identify the nature of your fingernail disorder. The section fingernail disorders
presents a more comprehensive overview of the most common fingernail abnormalities.
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