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Noun1.corneum - the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
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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The stratum corneum consists of corneocytes surrounded by lipid regions.
0-[micro]m particles, in conjunction with motion, as at the wrist, penetrate the stratum corneum of human skin and reach the epidermis and, occasionally, the dermis.
The stratum corneum contains no nerve endings--thus, there's no sensation of pain.
The barrier faced by investigators pursuing the idea has been the stratum corneum, a dense layer of dead cells that forms the outermost layer of skin.