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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Incisional biopsy was done which showed skin with focal hyperkeratosis and crusting on the epidermal surface, keratinocytes of the Malpighian layer showed nucleomegaly and loss of polarity.
HPE of Skin Section showing Disarray of Keratinocytes with Atypical Hyperchromatic Nuclei, Loss of Polarity of Cells in the Malpighian Layer.