corneum corneum

Definition(s):

  • (n) the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Below the skin's outermost horny layer, or stratum corneum (see diagram), lies a germinative layer where, on exposure to sunlight, the pigment-producing cells are stimulated to .

Quotes

  • "These ceramides help bind the stratum corneum and keep the barrier from breaking down," said Dr. Robert Greenberg, a dermatologist in Vernon Rockville, Conn.
    on Feb 4, 2009 By: Robert Greenberg Source: New York Times

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