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stratum spinosum

noun stratum spi·no·sum \ -spi-ˈnō-səm \

medical Definition of stratum spinosum

plural strata spinosa play \-sə\
: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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