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stratum corneum

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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The outer layer of the epidermis, composed of dead cells that continually flake away

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off

Etymologies

New Latin : stratum + Latin corneum, neuter of corneus, horny; see cornea.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin (Wiktionary)

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