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I consist of 3 parts - one of which is a "Free Edge"
Another part can be called a "Plate"
I am constructed in layers
I come in different shapes. Here are a few: Acorn, Olive, Circumflex, Fan, Convex and Trapezoid
I will always have a "Bed" to rest on
I "can" have several "irregularities"
I am a natural "protector"
HintIt's possible to "lose" me.
AnswerThe Nail (finger or toe)
The 3 parts in which I'm constructed - Nail Body, Nail Root and Free Edge
The Nail Body can be called the Plate
The nail is constructed in layers - The readiness with which nails split, in both their length and thickness, clearly shows this form of structure
Various shapes of the Nail - Acorn, Flat, Arched, Roofed, Trapezoid, Olive, Date, Concave, Convex, Square, Angular, Narrow, Fan, Circumflex, Arched and Tubular
The portion of the skin upon which the nail body rests is called the "Nail Bed"
Irregularities that can effect the nail - Furrows, Leuconychia, Onychauxis, Onychatrophia, Pterygium, Onychophagy, Onychorrhexis, Hangnails, Eggshell Nail and Blue Nail
The "Nail" is a natural protector of the finger and toe tips
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