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Malpighian layer

noun

Definition of MALPIGHIAN LAYER

:  the deeper part of the epidermis consisting of cells whose protoplasm has not yet changed into horny material

First Known Use of MALPIGHIAN LAYER

1878

Malpighian layer

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MALPIGHIAN LAYER

:  the deepest part of the epidermis that consists of the stratum basale and stratum spinosum and is the site of mitotic activity

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