stratum corneum

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stratum cor·ne·um

(kôr′nē-əm)
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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Noun1.stratum 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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