epidermis


epi·der·mis

noun \-ˈdər-məs\

Definition of EPIDERMIS

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
: any of various animal integuments

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