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the superficial, thinner layer of skin, composed of keratinized stratified squamous epithelium
a continuous sheet of areolar connective tissue and adipose tissue between the dermis of the skin and the deep fascia of the muscles
the deepest layer of the epidermis consisting of stem cells capable of undergoing cell division to form new cells
a layer of the epidermis that marks the transition between the deeper, metabolically active strata and the dead cells of the more superficial strata
a layer of the epidermis found only in the thick skin of the fingers, palms, and soles
internal root sheath
a covering of epithelium produced by the matrix that surrounds the root of the hair
the base of a hair follicle and its surrounding dermal root sheath, containing the papilla of the hair and matrix
papilla of the hair
a nipple-shaped indentation which contains areolar connective tissue and many blood vessels that nourish the growing hair follicle
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