epidermoid

World English Dictionary
epidermis (ˌɛpɪˈdɜːmɪs)
 
n
1.  Also called: cuticle the thin protective outer layer of the skin, composed of stratified epithelial tissue
2.  the outer layer of cells of an invertebrate
3.  the outer protective layer of cells of a plant, which may be thickened by a cuticle
 
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from epi- + derma skin]
 
epi'dermal
 
adj
 
epi'dermic
 
adj
 
epi'dermoid
 
adj

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epidermoid ep·i·der·moid (ěp'ĭ-dûr'moid')
adj.
Composed of or resembling epidermal tissue. n.
A cystic tumor made up of abnormal epidermal cells.

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