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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  • Filipinos urged to fight ‘epidemic of scandals’ in gov’t
      MANILA, Philippines — There is now an “epidemic of scandals” in government where it’s officials are stricken with “epidermis of pachyderms” and the Filipino people “have no choice but to keep on fighting,” Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago said on Friday. “Those guys are thick-skinned,” Santiago said in a speech before the annual national con Read more on this news related to 'Epidermis'
  • Miriam likens Purisima, other execs accused of corruption to having the 'epidermis of pachyderms'
    (UPDATED - 6:25 p.m.) Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago has likened public officials accused of corruption to large thick-skinned mammals as they allegedly employ "unusually vigorous defenses" in denying the allegations against them and pass the buck to others. Read more on this news related to 'Epidermis'

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