HyperDic: epidermis

English > 1 sense of the word epidermis:
NOUNbodyepidermis, cuticlethe outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
epidermis > pronunciation
Soundseh.pahder'mahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > epidermis: 1 sense > noun 1, body
MeaningThe outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates.
Synonymcuticle
Part ofskin, tegument, cutisA natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
Partsepidermal cellAny of the cells making up the epidermis
stratum corneum, corneum, horny layerThe outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
stratum germinativum, stratum basale, malpighian layer, rete MalpighiiThe innermost layer of the epidermis
stratum granulosumThe layer of epidermis just under the stratum corneum or (on the palms and soles) just under the stratum lucidum
stratum lucidumThe layer of epidermis immediately under the stratum corneum in the skin of the palms and soles
Narrowermantle, pallium(zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
BroaderstratumOne of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
Spanishcutícula, epidermis
Catalancutícula, epidermis
Adjectivesepidermal, epidermicof or relating to a cuticle / cuticle or cuticula

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