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Meaning of EPIDERMIS

Pronunciation:  `epi'durmis

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
 

EPIDERMIS is a 9 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: cuticle
 
 See Also: corneum, cutis, epidermal cell, horny layer, malpighian layer, mantle, pallium, rete Malpighii, skin, stratum, stratum basale, stratum corneum, stratum germinativum, stratum granulosum, stratum lucidum, tegument

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ep`i*der"mis\, n. [L., fr. Gr. ?; ? over + ? skin,
fr. ? to skin. See {Tear}, v. t.]
1. (Anat.) The outer, nonsensitive layer of the skin;
   cuticle; scarfskin. See {Dermis}.

2. (Bot.) The outermost layer of the cells, which covers both
   surfaces of leaves, and also the surface of stems, when
   they are first formed. As stems grow old this layer is
   lost, and never replaced.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The upper or outer layer of the two main layers of tissue that make up the skin.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. The outer epitheial layer of the skin, consisting of a basal layer, a prickle-cell (spinous) layer, a a glandular layer, a clear layer, and a horny layer.
  2. The outermost layer of parenchyma in plants which protects against water loss, abrasions, etc.
 
Glossary
 
 Definition: the outermost layer of the skin.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: blastoderm, border, circumference, corium, cortex, covering, crust, cursoriness, cutis, cutis vera, derma, dermis, ectoblast, ectoderm, endothelium, entoderm, envelope, epiblast, epithelium, exterior, exteriority, external, facade, face, facet, fringe, front, gloss, hypodermis, integument, lineaments, mere scratch, mesoderm, no depth, no water, outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outline, outside, pavement epithelium, periphery, pinprick, rind, scarfskin, scratch, shallowness, shell, shoaliness, skin, slightness, superficiality, superficies, superstratum, surface, top, triviality, true skin, veneer
 

 

 

 

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