epi·​der·​mal | \ ˌe-pə-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce epidermal (audio) \
variants: or less commonly epidermic \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈdər-​mik How to pronounce epidermal (audio) \

Definition of epidermal

: of, relating to, or arising from the epidermis

Examples of epidermal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After the solution conformed around the finger, Takeuchi applied human epidermal keratinocytes to the outside. Megan Marples, CNN, 10 June 2022 Unlike thorns, which are an outgrowth from the wood, a prickle originates from the epidermal cells covering the stems of the plant. Rita Perwich, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Feb. 2022 Anyone who has experienced an epidermal event bringing on an existential crisis knows this pain. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 27 Aug. 2021 Wild parsnip, which is often found growing alongside poison hemlock, can react with the skin if touched, destroying epidermal cells and possibly leading to severe blistering. Emily Deletter, The Enquirer, 6 Aug. 2021 Infusion of 24-karat gold leaf fortifies cell structure on the dermal and epidermal levels. Bianca Salonga, Forbes, 18 May 2021 That sense of purpose is what ultimately shaped my writing career, which largely focuses on raising awareness of epidermal issues and advocating for people living with chronic skin afflictions. Kaleigh Fasanella, Harper's BAZAAR, 3 May 2021 One reason is fewer people are smoking, and improved treatments like epidermal growth-factor receptor tyrosine-kinase inhibitor are able to target non-small cell lung cancer mutations. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 14 Jan. 2021 These factors contribute to the epidermal thinning, loss of elasticity, and skin fragility that cause the skin to crease. Julie Ricevuto, Allure, 5 Nov. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of epidermal

1816, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jun 2022

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“Epidermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epidermal. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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epi·​der·​mal | \ ˌep-ə-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce epidermal (audio) \

Medical Definition of epidermal

: of, relating to, or arising from the epidermis

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