stratum corneum


stratum cor·ne·um

noun \-ˈkr-nē-əm\

Definition of STRATUM CORNEUM

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

Origin of STRATUM CORNEUM

New Latin, literally, horny layer
First Known Use: circa 1860

stratum corneum

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural strata cornea

Medical Definition of STRATUM CORNEUM

: 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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