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Although you get wet while swimming, a tough protein within the skin prevents it from soaking up moisture like a sponge. This substance is


The most extrenal skin region is composed of

Stratified squamous epithelium

Has no blood supply of its own


The hypodermis consists of

adipose tissue

Melanocytes are found in the

Stratum basale

Which is found in the dermis

Sweat and oil glands

Finger-like upward projections of the dermis into the epidermis are called

dermal papillae

A modification of the epidermis


In what area would you expect to find especially THICK stratum corneum

heel of foot

keeping skin and hair cells soft and flexible

sebaceous glands

the part of the skin where cells divide by mitosis in order to replace cells lost from outermost surface of the skin

Stratum basale

The portion os the skin containing large amounts of collagen and elastin


skin darker

melanin present

Skin appears blue

hemoglobin present

no skin pigment


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