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breakdown of a cell layer in the epidermis (as in pemphigus) acantholysis
neoplasm originating in the epidermis acanthoma , skin tumor
outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off corneum , horny layer , stratum corneum
plants, cutin layer covering epidermis of cuticle
any of the cells making up the epidermis epidermal cell
thin flake of dead epidermis shed from the surface of the skin exfoliation , scale , scurf
any of the cylindrical filaments characteristically growing from the epidermis of a mammal hair , pilus
any abnormal condition of the outer skin (epidermis) keratonosis
innermost layer of the epidermis malpighian layer , rete Malpighii , stratum basale , stratum germinativum
(zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell mantle , pallium
cell in the basal layer of the epidermis that produces melanin under the control of the melanocyte-stimulating hormone melanocyte
layer of epidermis just under the stratum corneum or (on the palms and soles) just under the stratum lucidum; contains cells (with visible granules) that die and move to the surface stratum granulosum
layer of epidermis immediately under the stratum corneum in the skin of the palms and soles stratum lucidum
burn characterized by destruction of both epidermis and dermis third-degree burn
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