stratum spinosum

noun

stratum spi·​no·​sum -spi-ˈnō-səm How to pronounce stratum spinosum (audio)
plural strata spinosa -sə How to pronounce stratum spinosum (audio)
: the layers of prickle cells over the layer of the stratum basale capable of undergoing mitosis

called also prickle cell layer

see malpighian layer

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“Stratum spinosum.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/stratum%20spinosum. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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