epidermal epidermal  /ˌɛ pə ˈdɜr məl/


  • (adj) of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula



  1. Cancer cells need epidermal growth factor to continue dividing; design a drug that blocks its action, and you can slow or even prevent further growth.
  2. First-degree burns, which are the least dangerous because they involve only the outer, epidermal, layer of the skin, usually do not require hospitalization.
  3. One epidermal substitute is made of silicone, whereas the dermal varieties can consist of nylon or of collagen taken from cows, pigs or cadavers.


  • Glaxo Reports Disappointing Tykerb Data - Analyst Blog

    GlaxoSmithKline ( GSK ) recently announced disappointing data from a global phase III study evaluating the use of Tykerb in patients suffering from human epidermal growth factor receptor 2
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. Taken together, "the data are quite consistent in showing that mutated KRAS appears to be a very important negative predictor of patients who are unlikely to get a benefit from epidermal growth factor receptor antibody," Dr. Johnson noted.
    on Oct 30, 2008 By: Samuel Johnson Source: Curetoday.com (press release)

  2. "The whole paradigm of the sensory has changed," writes Baudrillard. "The tactility here is not the organic sense of touch: it implies merely an epidermal continuity of the eye and image, the collapse of the aesthetic distance involved in...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Jean Baudrillard Source: The Guardian

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