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epidermis

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noun epi·der·mis \-ˈdər-məs\

Medical Definition of epidermis

  1. 1:  the outer epithelial layer of the external integument of the animal body that is derived from the embryonic epiblast; specifically :  the outer nonsensitive and nonvascular layer of the skin of a vertebrate that overlies the dermis

  2. 2:  any of various animal integuments



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