Malpighian layer

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Malpighian layer

n.
The deepest layer of the epidermis, from which the outer layers develop.

[After Marcello Malpighi.]

Malpighian layer

n
(Anatomy) anatomy the innermost layer of the epidermis

Malpigh′ian lay`er


n.
the deep germinative layer of the epidermis.
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Noun1.Malpighian layer - the innermost layer of the epidermismalpighian layer - the innermost layer of the epidermis
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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Sebaceous adenoma is a well-circumscribed dermal nodule composed of sebaceous lobules with a peripheral germinative layer of small basaloid cells that transition to mature sebocytes centrally (Figure 1).
The tubular epithelium is made up of four well-defined layers: a) a germinative layer where cell division occurs and consisting of one or two strata of flat or cuboidal cells with a basophilic cytoplasm and dark nucleus, b) an intermediate layer consisting of 1-5 strata of polygonal cells with a basophilic cytoplasm, c) a secretory layer formed by 1-10 layers of voluminous polygonal cells with secretory granules and, d) a degenerative layer characterized by cells with pycnotic nuclei and keratohyaline granules in the cytoplasm.