stratum corneum

noun stratum cor·ne·um \ -ˈkȯr-nē-əm \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stratum corneum

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

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Origin and Etymology of stratum corneum

New Latin, literally, horny layer


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stratum corneum

noun

medical Definition of stratum corneum

plural strata cornea
: 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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