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Chapter 5

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Hair follicle
Each hair grows in an oblique epithelial tube called a __________.
Sebum
The holocrine glands of the skin secrete __________.
Corneum
Dead keratinized cells form the stratum __________ of the skin.
Cyanosis
A deficiency of oxygen in the blood can give rise to a skin color called ______.
Keratin
The fingernails are composed of the protein _________.
Acid Mantle
Perspiration creates a protective low-pH film on the skin called the ___________.
Myoepithelial
Sweat is expelled by contractions of the __________ cells in the base of the gland.
Apocrine
Axillary sweat glands are in a class called ________ glands after a former, mistaken belief about their mode of secretion.
Cerumen
Earwax is also called _________.
Melanin
A mole
Terminal Hair
Hair of the eyebrows
Alopecia
Thinning of the hair
Vibrissae
Guard hair.
Carotene
A yellow pigment sometimes found in the skin.
Hemangioma
A birthmark.
Diaphoresis
Visible sweating
Keratin
Principal protein of the stratum corneum.
Keratin
Principal protein of the fingernails