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stratum corneum

stratum corneum in Medicine

stratum corneum stratum cor·ne·um (kôr'nē-əm)
n.
The horny outer layer of the epidermis, consisting of several layers of flat, keratinized, nonnucleated, dead or peeling cells. Also called corneal layer, horny layer.

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