American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The horny outer layer of the epidermis, consisting mainly of dead or peeling cells.
- n. anatomy The outer layer of the epidermis, composed of dead cells that continually flake away
- n. the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
- Latin (Wiktionary)
- New Latin : stratum + Latin corneum, neuter of corneus, horny; see cornea. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Recover the integrity of the skin’s outer layer, which is called the stratum corneum”
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