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ep·i·der·mis

 (ĕp′ĭ-dûr′mĭs)
n.
1. The outer, protective, nonvascular layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis.
2. An integument or outer layer of various invertebrates.
3. The outermost layer of cells covering the leaves and young parts of a plant.

[Late Latin, from Greek : epi-, epi- + derma, skin; see der- in Indo-European roots.]

ep′i·der′mal (-məl), ep′i·der′mic adj.
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epidermis

(ˌɛpɪˈdɜːmɪs)
n
1. (Biology) Also called: cuticle the thin protective outer layer of the skin, composed of stratified epithelial tissue
2. (Anatomy) the outer layer of cells of an invertebrate
3. (Botany) the outer protective layer of cells of a plant, which may be thickened by a cuticle
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from epi- + derma skin]
ˌepiˈdermal, ˌepiˈdermic, ˌepiˈdermoid adj
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ep•i•der•mis

(ˌɛp ɪˈdɜr mɪs)

n.
1. the outermost, nonvascular, nonsensitive layer of the skin, covering the dermis.
2. the outer epithelial layer of animal tissue.
3. a thin layer of cells forming the outer integument of seed plants and ferns.
[1620–30; < Late Latin < Greek epidermís. See epi-, derma1]
ep`i•der′mal, ep`i•der′mic, adj.
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ep·i·der·mis

(ĕp′ĭ-dûr′mĭs)
1. The protective outer layer of the skin of an animal. In invertebrate animals, the epidermis is made up of a single layer of cells. In vertebrates, the epidermis is made up of many layers of cells and overlies the dermis. Hair and feathers grow from the epidermis.
2. The outer layer of cells of the stems, roots, and leaves of plants. The cells of the epidermis are set close together to protect the plant from water loss, invasion by fungi, and physical damage. See more at photosynthesis.
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1. The protective outer layer of plants and animals.
2. The skin’s outer layer.
3. The outermost layer of the skin.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.epidermis - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebratesepidermis - the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
epidermal cell - any of the cells making up the epidermis
corneum, horny layer, stratum corneum - the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off
stratum lucidum - the layer of epidermis immediately under the stratum corneum in the skin of the palms and soles
stratum granulosum - the layer of epidermis just under the stratum corneum or (on the palms and soles) just under the stratum lucidum; contains cells (with visible granules) that die and move to the surface
malpighian layer, rete Malpighii, stratum basale, stratum germinativum - the innermost layer of the epidermis
pallium, mantle - (zoology) a protective layer of epidermis in mollusks or brachiopods that secretes a substance forming the shell
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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epidermis

noun
The tissue forming the external covering of the body:
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Translations

epidermis

[ˌepɪˈdɜːmɪs] Nepidermis f
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epidermis

[ˌɛpɪˈdɜːrmɪs] népiderme m
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epidermis

nEpidermis f, → Oberhaut f
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epidermis

[ɛpɪˈdɜːmɪs] n (Anat, Bot, Zool) → epidermide f
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ep·i·der·mis

n. epidermis, cubierta externa epitelial de la piel.
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Jussac was, as was then said, a fine blade, and had had much practice; nevertheless it required all his skill to defend himself against an adversary who, active and energetic, departed every instant from received rules, attacking him on all sides at once, and yet parrying like a man who had the greatest respect for his own epidermis.
Wrinkles and warts on the epidermis; this is the work of time.
"Just the same as though you prayed that a physician might only be called upon to prescribe for headaches, measles, and the stings of wasps, or any other slight affection of the epidermis. If you wish to see me the king's attorney, you must desire for me some of those violent and dangerous diseases from the cure of which so much honor redounds to the physician."
Our outside and often thin and fanciful clothes are our epidermis, or false skin, which partakes not of our life, and may be stripped off here and there without fatal injury; our thicker garments, constantly worn, are our cellular integument, or cortex; but our shirts are our liber, or true bark, which cannot be removed without girdling and so destroying the man.
Gliddon was of opinion, from the redness of the epidermis, that the embalmment had been effected altogether by asphaltum; but, on scraping the surface with a steel instrument, and throwing into the fire some of the powder thus obtained, the flavor of camphor and other sweet-scented gums became apparent.
He considered his throat, epidermis, and the hairs of his head as the three principal seats of emotion.
The concentration of Zn is higher in the epidermis than in the dermis and subcutaneous tissue, which may be due to the Zn requirement for active proliferation and differentiation of KCs [10].
Previous studies have shown that epidermal stem cells can be used to repair a damaged epidermis, they noted.
The characteristics of the adaxial (upper) and abaxial (lower) epidermis for the polluted and non-polluted populations of Senna occidentalis are summarized in Tables 1-2 and illustrated in Fig.
They found that stem cells coming from different epidermal compartments present very similar response during wound repair, despite the fact that they are recruited from different regions of the epidermis.
The outermost layer of the epidermis, the stratum corneum, has a thickness of 0.014 mm and is composed of 15~20 layers of flattened cells.
Twelve isolates of Staphylococcus epidermis and 12 isolates of Staphylococcus aureus were selected for this study.