stratum granulosum

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Noun1.stratum granulosum - the layer of epidermis just under the stratum corneum or (on the palms and soles) just under the stratum lucidum; contains cells (with visible granules) that die and move to the surface
epidermis, cuticle - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
stratum - one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
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For unknown reasons, persistent, untreated onycholysis may lead to the development of a granular layer of skin at the nail bed, which can make it impossible for the nail to reattach.