American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The outer, protective, nonvascular layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis.
- n. An integument or outer layer of various invertebrates.
- n. The outermost layer of cells covering the leaves and young parts of a plant.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In anatomy, the cuticle or scarfskin; the non-vascular outer layer of the skin. Its outer portions usually consist of flattened or hardened cells in one or more layers, cohering into a pellicle, which readily peels off and is constantly being shed and renewed. It is derived from the epiblast, and is entered by fine nerve-fibrils, but by no blood-vessels. The following strata are recognized, from without inward: stratum corneum, stratum granulosum, and stratum spinosum. See cuts under
- n. In zoology, broadly, some or any outermost integument or tegumentary covering or envelop of the body, or some part of the body: a term nearly synonymous with exoskeleton. Thus, nails, claws, hoofs, horns, scales, feathers, etc., consist of much thickened or otherwise specialized epidermis; the whole skin which a snake sheds is epidermis.
- n. In embryology, the outermost blastodermic membrane; the ectoderm or epiblast, which will in due course become an epidermis proper.
- n. In conchology, specifically, the rind or peel covering the shell of a mollusk; the external animal integument of the shell, as distinguished from the shell-substance proper: commonly found as a tough, fibrous, or stringy dark-colored bark, which readily peels off in shreds.
- n. In botany, the outer layer or layers of cells covering the surfaces of plants.
- n. Also epiderm.
- n. The outer, protective layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis
- n. The similar outer layer of cells in invertebrates and plants
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Anat.) The outer, nonsensitive layer of the skin; cuticle; scarfskin. See dermis.
- n. (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.
- n. the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
- From Latin epidermis, from Ancient Greek ἐπιδερμίς (epidermis) (ἐπί, on top of) + dermis (< δέρμα(derma), skin) (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin, from Greek : epi-, epi- + derma, skin; see der- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The outside bark, or _epidermis_, consists of a thin, transparent, tissue-like substance, which covers not only the bark, but the whole of the tree, stem, leaves and branches, and beneath the epidermis is found”
“It bores through your obviously thin epidermis and exposes you and others here that bought into the lies.”
“A portion of presumptive neural plate was removed from an embryo Triton taeniatus at the beginning of gastrulation and exchanged with a portion of presumptive epidermis from a Triton cristatus embryo of the same age.”
“Melanocytes are cells found in the lower part of the outer layer of skin called the epidermis.”
“Once you allow the sensation of spirit to push through there, you will discover that beyond the epidermis is a wider sheath of force that surrounds us.”
“The cells appeared to grow into all the strata of the outermost layer of natural skin, called the epidermis, creating a stronger and potentially more effective solution for patients than skins with just a single stratum of epidermal cells.”
“There is the outer layer known as the epidermis, the dermis in the middle and the inner hypodermis.”
“The epidermis is a formidable barrier that keeps good things in the skin and bad things out.”
“Stomata are tiny plant structures found on the outer skin layer, also known as the epidermis, of plants (Figure 1).”
“GUPTA: Well, you know, it's interesting so -- these are all names, squamous cell, basal cell and melanoma, based on where they are located in the epidermis, which is the outer layer of the skin.”
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of or relating to the skin
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