from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The horny outer layer of the epidermis, consisting mainly of dead or peeling cells.
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- n. The outer layer of the epidermis, composed of dead cells that continually flake away
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- n. the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
New Latin : stratum + Latin corneum, neuter of corneus, horny; see cornea.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)