stratum corneum(redirected from cornified layer)
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n. pl. strata cornea
The horny outer layer of the epidermis, consisting of several layers of flat, nonnucleated, dead or peeling cells.
[New Latin : stratum + Latin corneum, neuter of corneus, horny; see cornea.]
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|Noun||1.||stratum corneum - the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off|
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)