This human anatomy ClipArt gallery offers 81 illustrations of human skin, hair, and nails. This includes views of human skin (e.g., external and views of epidermal layers), as well as general views of hair and nails.

The arteries and veins of a section of the skin. A, arterial branches. B, capillary, or hair-like vessels, in which the large branches terminate. C, the venous trunk, collecting the blood from the capillaries.

The Arteries and Veins of a Section of the Skin

The arteries and veins of a section of the skin. A, arterial branches. B, capillary, or hair-like vessels,…

Magnified views of the cuticle. Labels: A, represents a vertical section of the cuticle. B, the lateral view of the cells. C, flat side of scales like d, magnified, showing the nucleated cells transformed into broad scales.

Magnified View of the Cuticle

Magnified views of the cuticle. Labels: A, represents a vertical section of the cuticle. B, the lateral…

Vertical section of epidermis of the prepuce. Labels: a, stratum corneum, of very few layers, the stratum lucidum and stratum granulosum not being distinctly represented; b, c, d, and e, the layers f the stratum Malpighi, a certain number of the cells in layers d and e showing signs of segmentation; layers c consists chiefly of prickle or ridge and furrow cells; f, basement membrane; g, cells in cutis vera.

Epidermis

Vertical section of epidermis of the prepuce. Labels: a, stratum corneum, of very few layers, the stratum…

Section of epidermis. Labels: H, horny layer, consisting of s, superficial horny scales; sw, swollen-out horny cells; s.l., clear layer; M, Malpighian layer, consisting of s.gr. granular layer; p, many-sided or prickle cells; c, columnar cells. Nerve fibrils may be traced passing up between the epithelium cells of the Malpighian layer.

Section of Epidermis (Skin)

Section of epidermis. Labels: H, horny layer, consisting of s, superficial horny scales; sw, swollen-out…

Section of the epidermis.

Section of the Epidermis

Section of the epidermis.

Vertical section of epidermis and papillae of corium.

Vertical Section of Epidermis

Vertical section of epidermis and papillae of corium.

"One of the simplest of the tissues in the body is called the <em>epithelium</em>, and its cells are called epithelial cells. It serves as a lining of various cavities, a covering for the surface of the body, and the essential part of various organs called glands." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Cross section of the epithelium

"One of the simplest of the tissues in the body is called the epithelium, and its cells are…

Muscles of the right eye.

Muscles of the Eye

Muscles of the right eye.

A section of the end of a finger and nail. Labels: 4, Section of the last bone of the finger. 4, Fat, forming the cushion at the end of the finger. 2, The nail. 1, The cuticle continued under and around the root of the nail (3).

A Section of the End of the Finger and Nail

A section of the end of a finger and nail. Labels: 4, Section of the last bone of the finger. 4, Fat,…

The fingernail completely isolated, seen from the convex side.

Fingernail

The fingernail completely isolated, seen from the convex side.

Transverse section through nail and the terminal portion of the ring finger.

Transverse Section Through Fingernail and Finger

Transverse section through nail and the terminal portion of the ring finger.

Transverse section of nail wall and adjacent part of nail plate and nail bed.

Transverse Section of Fingernail Wall

Transverse section of nail wall and adjacent part of nail plate and nail bed.

"<em>A</em>, last bone of finger; <em>B</em>, true skin on the dorsal surface of finger; <em>C</em>, outer skin; <em>D</em>, true skin; <em>E</em>, bed of nail; <em>F</em>, true skin of pulp of finger." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Longitudinal seciont of a fingernail

"A, last bone of finger; B, true skin on the dorsal surface of finger; C,…

Longitudinal section through human nail and its nail groove (sulcus).

Longitudinal Section Through Fingernail

Longitudinal section through human nail and its nail groove (sulcus).

The matrix of a nail or nail bed, with the nail fold and nail walls displayed by the removal of the epidermic portion of the nail or nail proper and the surrounding epidermis.

Matrix of a Fingernail

The matrix of a nail or nail bed, with the nail fold and nail walls displayed by the removal of the…

The matrix of a nail with partly opened marginal groove of the nail bed.

Matrix of a Fingernail

The matrix of a nail with partly opened marginal groove of the nail bed.

Transverse section through human nail and its nail groove (sulcus).

Transverse Section Through Fingernail

Transverse section through human nail and its nail groove (sulcus).

Imprint of palmar surface of left middle finger, showing arrangement of cutaneous ridges; transverse interruptions are produced by flexion creased.

Fingerprint

Imprint of palmar surface of left middle finger, showing arrangement of cutaneous ridges; transverse…

The furrows and ridges of the surface of the skin from the palm or surface of the middle finger.

Fingerprint

The furrows and ridges of the surface of the skin from the palm or surface of the middle finger.

"<em>A</em>, membrane of hair follicle, showing cells with nuclei and pigmentary granules; <em>B</em>, external lining of root sheath; <em>C</em>, internal lining of root sheath; <em>D</em>, cortical or fibrous portion of hairshaft; <em>E</em>, medullary portion (pith) of shaft; <em>F</em>, hair bulb, showing its development from cells." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Hair follicle

"A, membrane of hair follicle, showing cells with nuclei and pigmentary granules; B,…

"The convoluted gland is seen surrounded by fat cells and may be traced through the true skin to its outlet in the horny layers of the outer skin." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Sweat gland

"The convoluted gland is seen surrounded by fat cells and may be traced through the true skin to its…

A hair. 1: External part; 2: Sac in skin; 3: Surface of Cuticle; 4: Sebaceous membrane; 5: Bulb at base; 6: Nourishing vessel.

Hair

A hair. 1: External part; 2: Sac in skin; 3: Surface of Cuticle; 4: Sebaceous membrane; 5: Bulb at base;…

A hair. Labels: A perspiratory tube with its gland; B, a hair with a muscle and two oil-glands; C, cuticle; D, the papillae; E, fat-cells.

A Hair

A hair. Labels: A perspiratory tube with its gland; B, a hair with a muscle and two oil-glands; C, cuticle;…

The pulp of a hair injected; 1, cut surface of hair; 2, the pulp; 3, injected vessel ramifying in it. On the right the figure shows the hair in its follicle, though the drawing was made from the whisker of a Walrus; 2, the cutis; 3, external sheath of the follicle; 4, internal sheath continuous with the cuticle; 5, pulp; 6, shaft of hair; 7, large nerve going to it.

Hair and its Follicle

The pulp of a hair injected; 1, cut surface of hair; 2, the pulp; 3, injected vessel ramifying in it.…

Transverse section of a hair and hair follicle made below the opening of the sebaceous gland. Labels: a, medulla or pith of the hair; b, fibrous layer or cortex; c, cuticle; d, Huxley's layer; e, Henle's layer of internal root sheath; f and g, layers of external root sheath, outside of g is a light layer, or "glassy membrane" which is equivalent to the basement membrane; h, fibrous coat of hair sac; i, vessels.

Hair Follicle

Transverse section of a hair and hair follicle made below the opening of the sebaceous gland. Labels:…

Longitudinal section of a hair follicle. Labels: a, Stratum of Malpighi, deep layer forming the external root sheath, and continued to the surface of the papilla to form the medullary sheath of the hair; b, second external sheath; c, internal root sheath; d, fibroid sheath of the hair; e, medullary sheath or medulla; f, hair papilla; g, blood vessels of the hair papilla; h, fibro vascular sheath.

Hair Follicle

Longitudinal section of a hair follicle. Labels: a, Stratum of Malpighi, deep layer forming the external…

A moustache hair with its hair follicles in transverse section.

Hair Follicle of a Moustache Hair

A moustache hair with its hair follicles in transverse section.

Transverse section of hair follicle, showing hair surrounded by internal and external root sheaths.

Transverse Section of Hair Follicle

Transverse section of hair follicle, showing hair surrounded by internal and external root sheaths.

Transverse section of hair follicle with contained hair.

Transverse Section of Hair Follicle

Transverse section of hair follicle with contained hair.

An illustration of a female's long hair.

Long Hair of a Female

An illustration of a female's long hair.

A hair of the head still in the course of growth, with hair bulb in longitudinal section.

Hair of the Head

A hair of the head still in the course of growth, with hair bulb in longitudinal section.

Vertical section through the skin of head. The hair of the head in longitudinal section.

Hair of the Head in Longitudinal Section

Vertical section through the skin of head. The hair of the head in longitudinal section.

A hair. Labels: s, the sac (follicle); P, the papilla, showing the cells and the blood vessels (V).

Hair Papilla

A hair. Labels: s, the sac (follicle); P, the papilla, showing the cells and the blood vessels (V).

Piece of human hair, highly magnified. Labels: a, cuticle; b, fibrous substance; c, medulla.

Piece of Human Hair

Piece of human hair, highly magnified. Labels: a, cuticle; b, fibrous substance; c, medulla.

The hair is produced by a peculiar growth and modification of the epidermis. Externally it is covered by a layer of fine scales closely imbricated, or overlapping like the tiles of a house, but with the free edges turned upwards. It is called the cuticle of the hair. Shown in the magnified surface of a hair. The wave lines mark the upper or free edges of the cortical scales. B, separate scales.

Magnified Surface of a Hair

The hair is produced by a peculiar growth and modification of the epidermis. Externally it is covered…

Portion of shaft of hair. Labels: h, shaft covered with cuticle; s, cuticle removed to expose cortical substance; m, medulla; a,b, isolated cells of cuticle and of cortical substance respectively.

Shaft of Hair

Portion of shaft of hair. Labels: h, shaft covered with cuticle; s, cuticle removed to expose cortical…

Parts of two hairs embedded in their follicles. Labels: a, the skin, which is seen to dip down and line the follicle; b, the subcutaneous tissue; c, the muscles of the hair follicle, which by their contraction can erect the hair; o, sebaceous gland.

Hairs and their Follicles

Parts of two hairs embedded in their follicles. Labels: a, the skin, which is seen to dip down and line…

"Cross-section of One Half of a Human Hair. A hair is made up of horny cells of the outer layer of the skin altered in shape and structure." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Cross-section of a human hair

"Cross-section of One Half of a Human Hair. A hair is made up of horny cells of the outer layer of the…

The lamina reticularis, which is a delicate perforated membrane which extends from the articulations of the rods outward to the external row of the outer hair cells. It is part of the Organ of Corti (organon spirale), also known as the Papilla Spiralis.

The Lamina Reticularsis

The lamina reticularis, which is a delicate perforated membrane which extends from the articulations…

"<em>A</em>, section of cutaneous fold turned back to show root of nail; <em>B</em>, cutaneous fold covering root of nail; <em>C</em>, semilunar whitish portion; <em>D</em>, body of nail." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Nail in position

"A, section of cutaneous fold turned back to show root of nail; B, cutaneous fold…

Longitudinal section through root of nail.

Longitudinal Section Through Nail Root

Longitudinal section through root of nail.

"Concave or Adherent Surface of the Nail. <em>A</em>, border of the root; <em>B</em>, whitish portion of semi-lunar shape; <em>C</em>, body of nail. The continuous line around border represents the free edge." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Surface of a nail

"Concave or Adherent Surface of the Nail. A, border of the root; B, whitish portion…

Transverse section of a nail.

Transverse Section of a Nail

Transverse section of a nail.

A magnified slice through the skin to show nerve endings, m, e, and a.

Nerve Endings in the Skin

A magnified slice through the skin to show nerve endings, m, e, and a.

Oil-glands and ducts. 1, A, Oil-gland from the scalp; B, Its duct. 2, A, Two glands from the skin of the nose. B, Common duct. 3, A, Oil-gland from the nose; B. The duct filled with the peculiar animalculae of the oily substance; the heads are directed inward. 4, A, Cluster of oil-glands around the shaft of the hair (C); B, Ducts.

Oil Glands and Ducts

Oil-glands and ducts. 1, A, Oil-gland from the scalp; B, Its duct. 2, A, Two glands from the skin of…

Sagittal section of the left orbital cavity.

Sagittal Section of Orbital Cavity

Sagittal section of the left orbital cavity.

"Surface of Palm of the Hand, showing Openings of Sweat Glands and Grooves between Papillae of the Skin. In the smaller figure the same epidermal surface is shown as seen with the naked eye." &mdash; Blaisedell, 1904

Surface of the palm

"Surface of Palm of the Hand, showing Openings of Sweat Glands and Grooves between Papillae of the Skin.…

Papillae from the palm of the hand, with the epidermis removed. Magnified.

Papillae with Epidermis Removed

Papillae from the palm of the hand, with the epidermis removed. Magnified.

Section of scalp, showing longitudinally cut hair follicles.

Scalp Showing Hair Follicles

Section of scalp, showing longitudinally cut hair follicles.

Horizontal section of scalp, showing group of transversely cut hair follicles.

Horizontal Section of Scalp

Horizontal section of scalp, showing group of transversely cut hair follicles.

Sagittal section of the scalp.

Sagittal Section of the Scalp

Sagittal section of the scalp.

Section of the scalp, magnified. Labels: h, hair; w, hair sac; s, oil gland; m, muscle.

Section of Scalp

Section of the scalp, magnified. Labels: h, hair; w, hair sac; s, oil gland; m, muscle.

The integument or outer covering of an animal, serving to protect the flesh and to fill important functions as an active organ.

Skin

The integument or outer covering of an animal, serving to protect the flesh and to fill important functions…

Vertical section of the skin, a microsopic view. 1: Cutis; 2: Cuticle in layers; 3: Papilla; 4: Nerves of the Papilla; 5: Opening of Perspiratory Gland; 6: Perspiratory Gland entire; 7: Vessels for secreting coloring matter; 8: Blood-vessels.

Skin

Vertical section of the skin, a microsopic view. 1: Cutis; 2: Cuticle in layers; 3: Papilla; 4: Nerves…

Vertical section through the finger end. 1: Nail; 2: Cuticle; 3: Cutis; 4: Groove in Cuticle at the root of the Nail; 5: Bone.

Skin

Vertical section through the finger end. 1: Nail; 2: Cuticle; 3: Cutis; 4: Groove in Cuticle at the…

A section of the skin magnified. Labels: H, hair; E, epidermis; D, dermis; P, papilla; S, mouth of a sweat gland; O, oil gland.

Section of the Skin Magnified

A section of the skin magnified. Labels: H, hair; E, epidermis; D, dermis; P, papilla; S, mouth of a…

A magnified block of the skin. Labels: a, dead part; d, live part of the epidermis; e, sweat glands; n, nerve endings.

Magnified Image of the Skin

A magnified block of the skin. Labels: a, dead part; d, live part of the epidermis; e, sweat glands;…

A section through the skin and subcutaneous areolar tissue. Labels: h, horny stratum, and m, deeper more opaque layer of the epidermis; d, dermis passing below into sc, loose areolar tissue, with fat, f, in its meshes; above, dermic papillae are seen, projecting into the epidermis which is molded on them; a, opening of a sweat gland; gl, the gland itself.

Section of the Skin and Subcutaneous Areolar Tissue

A section through the skin and subcutaneous areolar tissue. Labels: h, horny stratum, and m, deeper…

Section of the skin showing the hairs and sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands are small saccular glands, the ducts of which open into the hair follicles. They are lined with epithelium and secrete a fatty, oily substance which they discharge into the hair follicles to lubricate the hairs and make them glossy. It also exudes over the surface of the skin to keep it soft and flexible. Labels: a, the epidermis; b, corium; c, muscles, attached to hair follicles and to under surface of epidermis.

Section of Skin Showing Hairs and Sebaceous Glands

Section of the skin showing the hairs and sebaceous glands. The sebaceous glands are small saccular…

Section of skin, showing its chief layers-epidermis, corium and tela subcutanea.

Section of Skin Showing Chief Layers

Section of skin, showing its chief layers-epidermis, corium and tela subcutanea.