scarf skin

scarfskin

[skahrf-skin]
noun
the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis.

Origin:
1605–15; scarf1 + skin

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scarfskin (ˈskɑːfˌskɪn)
 
n
the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis or cuticle
 
[C17: from scarf1 (in the sense: an outer covering)]

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scarfskin scarf·skin (skärf'skĭn')
n.
The outermost layer of skin, especially that which forms the cuticle.

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