horny layer

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Noun1.horny layer - 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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Improved drug absorption (the stratum corneum epidermidis, the major barrier to absorption across the skin, is absent from the mucosal linings).

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