Epidermis: The external, nonvascular layer of the skin. It is made up, from within outward, of five layers of Epithelium: (1) basal layer (stratum basale epidermidis); (2) spinous layer (stratum spinosum epidermidis); (3) granular layer (stratum granulosum epidermidis); (4) clear layer (stratum lucidum epidermidis); and (5) horny layer (stratum corneum epidermidis).1
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- Source: MeSH (U.S. National Library of Medicine)
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