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stratum corneum

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noun stratum cor·ne·um \-ˈkȯr-nē-əm\

Definition of stratum corneum

  1. :  the outer part of the epidermis consisting chiefly of layers of dead flattened nonnucleated cells filled with keratin



Origin and Etymology of stratum corneum

New Latin, literally, horny layer


First Known Use: circa 1860


Medical Dictionary

stratum corneum

noun stratum cor·ne·um

Medical Definition of stratum corneum

plural

strata cornea

  1. :  the outer more or less horny part of the epidermis consisting chiefly of layers of dead flattened nonnucleated cells filled with keratin




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