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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  • Millions of mites crawling on your face right now!
    New York, Aug 29 (IANS) Are you aware that your face is brimming with living mites that feed on the oil our skin secretes and hide in tiny hair follicles? After death, these mites are released onto the surface of your skin and their DNA and waste joins the oily layer keeping your epidermis moisturised, researchers noted. There are more than 48,000 species of mites Read more on this news related to 'Epidermis'

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