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stratum lucidum

translucent cells in thick skin containing keratin fibrils

stratum lucidum and stratum corneum

dead cells


dermal layer responsible for finger prints


vascular region


major skin area that produces derivatives (nails and hair)

stratum germinativum

epidermal region exhibiting the most rapid cell division

stratum corneum

scale-like dead cells, full of keratin, that constantly slough off

stratum spinosum

mitotic cells filled with intermediate filaments


has abundant elastic and collagenic fibers

stratum germinativum

location of melaocytes and Merkel cells

stratum spinosum

area where weblike pre-keratin filaments first appear


region of areolar connective tissue

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