epidermis epidermis  /ˌɛ pə ˈdɜr məs/


  • (n) the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates

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  1. Both technologies, when used by a skilled physician, avoid even temporary damage to the epidermis and leave few if any telltale signs.
  2. Thin as a sheet of paper, the epidermis consists of about five layers of cells.
  3. The skin's dynamic outer layer, or epidermis, serves as the staging ground for all three of the major skin cancers.


  • John Wall's character issues extend beyond just tattoos

    Washington Post columnist Jason Reid wrote an article this week chiding John Wall for his new tattoos . It's not so much about the ink, Reid wrote, but about Wall's body art caprices. After publicly explaining his tattoo aversion as a 19 year-old draft pick, Wall FLIP-FLOPPED and tainted his pure, classy, clean-cut, marketable epidermis. Wall's tattoo FLIP-FLOPPING raises questions about his ...
    on June 26, 2013     Source: SB Nation


  1. "University of Michigan Medical School comes out with this study, showing that pomegranate seed oil stimulates regeneration of the epidermis," Chayes said.
    on Jun 27, 2007 By: Sarah Chayes Source: CTV.ca

  2. "Out of curiosity, I poke my thumb with the knife blade twice," Ralston writes of his fateful decision. "On the second prodding, the blade punctures the epidermis as if it is dipping into a stick of room-temperature butter, and releases a...
    on Oct 22, 2004 By: Aron Ralston Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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