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The upper or outer layer of the two main layers of cells that make up the skin. Mostly made up of flat, scale-like squamous cells.
thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis that forms the true skin, containing blood capillaries, nerve endings, sweat glands, hair follicles, and other structures.
the third of three layers of the skin, which lies beneath the epidermis and the dermis, respectively; It is made up of fat and connective tissue which is responsible for binding skin to the tissue beneath it.
a fibrous protein forming the main structural constituent of hair, feathers, hoofs, claws, horns, etc.
dark brown to black pigment occurring in the hair, skin, and iris of the eye in people and animals. It is responsible for tanning of skin exposed to sunlight.
an epidermal cell that produces keratin.
a mature melanin-forming cell, typically in the skin.
relating to or denoting multicellular glands that do not lose cytoplasm in their secretions, especially the sweat glands found widely distributed on the skin.
gland that secretes a fatty substance.
the horny outer layer of the skin.
thin, clear layer of dead skin cells in the epidermis named for its translucent appearance under a microscope. Found only in thisck layers of the skin (palms and soles)
thin layer of cells in the epidermis. [ 1] Keratinocytes migrating from the underlying stratum spinosum become known as granular cells in this layer.
Prickle cell layer. layer of the epidermis found between the stratum granulosum and stratum basale.
basal layer of the epidermis consisting of a single row of columnar or cuboidal epithelial cells that continually divide and replace the rest of the epidermis as it wears away—called also stratum germinativum;
uppermost layer of the dermis. It intertwines with the rete ridges of the epidermis and is composed of fine and loosely arranged collagen fibers (CT proper loose areolar)..
lower layer of the dermis, found under the papillary dermis, composed of dense irregular connective tissue featuring densely packed collagen fibers. It is the primary location of dermal elastic fibers.
encapsulated ending of a sensory nerve that acts as a receptor for pressure and vibration.
mechanoreceptors found in the skin and mucosa that provide touch information to the brain
Immune dendritic cell. Found in the epidermis that functions as an antigen-presenting cell which binds antigen entering through the skin.
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