Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The outermost layer of skin, especially that which forms the cuticle.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The epidermis, especially the thin, dry outermost layer, which continually scales off. Also scurf-skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) See epidermis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The outermost, cuticular layer of skin.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[scarf + skin.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

scarf +‎ skin

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  • (n): the cuticle or epidermis.

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    January 15, 2009