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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  • 3D Bioprinter Creates "Living Bandage" Skin Grafts For Burn Victims
    concertina226 writes Engineering students from the University of Toronto have developed a 3D bioprinter that can rapidly create artificial skin grafts from a patient's cells to help treat burn victims. In severe burn injuries, both the epidermis (outer layer of the skin) and the dermis (inner layer) are severely damaged, and it usually takes at least two weeks Read more on this news related to 'Epidermis'

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