stratum corneum

noun stratum cor·ne·um \ -ˈkȯr-nē-əm \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of stratum corneum

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

Origin and Etymology of stratum corneum

New Latin, literally, horny layer


Medical Dictionary

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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