stratum granulosum

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Related to stratum malpighii: stratum germinativum, germinative layer
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Noun1.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
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 main cells of the epidermis are the keratinocytes, these constitute about 95% of the epidermal cells, which consist of the stratum germinativum, stratum malpighii, stratum granulosum, stratum corneum and stratum lucidum in the palms and soles and .
6 The blisters around the plantar callosities arise in the stratum malpighii due to increased intracellular edema and vacuolization.

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