translucent cells in thick skin containing keratin fibrils
20-30 dead cells
dermal layer responsible for fingerprints
epidermal region exhibiting the most rapid cell divison
major skin area that produces derivatives (nails and hair)
area where weblike pre-keratin filaments first appear
mitotic cells filled with intermediate filaments
has abundant elastic amd collagenic fibers
location of melanocytes and Merkel cells
region of areolar connective tissue
stratified squamous epithelium
dense irregular connective tissue
tough water-repellent protein
contribute to skin color
localized concentration of melanin
cells which produce fibers in the dermis
holds the cells of spinosum tightly together
class of macrophages, plays role in the immune system
accumalates and provide barrier againist UV radiation
reticular and papillary layer
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