corneocyte

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From corneo- +‎ -cyte.

Noun[edit]

corneocyte (plural corneocytes)

  1. An outer skin cell.
    • 2011, Terence Allen and Graham Cowling, The Cell: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford 2011, p. 10:
      The cells at the surface of our skin have undergone a major ‘remodelling’ (differentiation) to become corneocytes, which are flattened polygonal plates made mainly of keratin (the same protein that makes nails, hair, and also feathers in birds).