stratum corneum

noun
stratum cor·ne·um | \-ˈkȯr-nē-əm \

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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Exfoliation happens primarily in the outer layer of your skin, the stratum corneum. Crystal Martin, New York Times, "Exfoliation Tips for the Best Skin Ever," 25 June 2018 Dehydration is when there is a lack of water in the stratum corneum, or outer layer, of the skin. refinery29.com, "Everything You Need To Get Through The Season With Flake-Free Skin," 21 Mar. 2018 If the stratum corneum gets too dry, the skin can become itchy, scaly, inflamed, leathery and unattractive. Jane E. Brody, idahostatesman, "Choosing the best moisturizer for your skin | Idaho Statesman," 29 Oct. 2017 If the stratum corneum gets too dry, the skin can become itchy, scaly, inflamed, leathery and unattractive. Jane E. Brody, idahostatesman, "Choosing the best moisturizer for your skin | Idaho Statesman," 29 Oct. 2017 If the stratum corneum gets too dry, the skin can become itchy, scaly, inflamed, leathery and unattractive. Jane E. Brody, idahostatesman, "Choosing the best moisturizer for your skin | Idaho Statesman," 29 Oct. 2017 If the stratum corneum gets too dry, the skin can become itchy, scaly, inflamed, leathery and unattractive. Jane E. Brody, idahostatesman, "Choosing the best moisturizer for your skin | Idaho Statesman," 29 Oct. 2017 If the stratum corneum gets too dry, the skin can become itchy, scaly, inflamed, leathery and unattractive. Jane E. Brody, New York Times, "Choosing the Best Moisturizer for Your Skin," 16 Oct. 2017 Scraping off your dead stratum corneum cells has no effect on your lymphatics or digestive system. Lori Keong, Marie Claire, "Should You Be Dry Brushing Your Skin? An Investigation," 18 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of stratum corneum

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stratum corneum

New Latin, literally, horny layer

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stratum corneum

noun
plural strata cornea

Medical Definition of stratum corneum 

: 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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