Which of the following statements best describes what fingernails actually are?

A) Fingernails are a modification of the epidermis. B) Fingernails are derived from osseous tissue. C) Fingernails are extensions of the carpal bones. D) Fingernails are a separate tissue from the skin, formed from a different embryonic layer.

Answer:

A) Fingernails are a modification of the epidermis.

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