Epidermis

Definition of Epidermis

Ep`i`der´mis
n.1.(Anat.) The outer, nonsensitive layer of the skin; cuticle; scarfskin. See Dermis.
2.(Bot.) The outermost layer of the cells, which covers both surfaces of leaves, and also the surface of stems, when they are first formed. As stems grow old this layer is lost, and never replaced.

Related Words

blastoderm, border, circumference, corium, cortex, covering, crust, cursoriness, cutis, cutis vera, derma, dermis, ectoblast, ectoderm, endothelium, entoderm, envelope, epiblast, epithelium, exterior, exteriority, external, facade, face, facet, fringe, front, gloss, hypodermis, integument, lineaments, mere scratch, mesoderm, no depth, no water, outer face, outer layer, outer side, outer skin, outline, outside, pavement epithelium, periphery, pinprick, rind, scarfskin, scratch, shallowness, shell, shoaliness, skin, slightness, superficiality, superficies, superstratum, surface, top, triviality, true skin, veneer
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