Epidermis

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  • the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates

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  • the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates

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Epidermis Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


The epidermis is the skin or surface layer of an animal or plant. At its most basic, it is a sheet of cells. The cells are continually replaced by cell division (mitosis), and the layer (in animals) is sensitive to stimuli such as touch. In land vertebrates the epidermis has many layers; the outer layers may be reinforced by keratin.



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  • 4 Medicinal Plants for the Garden
    Save yourself a trip to the drugstore with these four medicinal plants that you can grow in your garden. This multipurpose succulent can banish skin irritations, inflammations, and relieve other minor damage to the epidermis. Use it to treat sunburn, eczema, rash, insect bites, and minor burns -- simply apply the clear gel found in its leaves on the affected area. Read more on this news related to 'Epidermis'
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    What's really happening under your arms? The secret to skin smells is all in the microbes. Here's an undeniable fact: In samples collected from seven of New York's subway platforms, scientists discovered that we're surrounded in plumes of microbes wafting off other people's skin. Here's another undeniable fact: Those bacteria colonize all o Read more on this news related to 'Epidermis'

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