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