stratum corneum

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From Latin strātum ("blanket, bedspread") + corne∙us -a -um ("made of horn; horn-like"), from corn∙ū -ūs ("horn") + -eus.

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stratum corneum (plural strata cornea)

  1. (anatomy) The outer layer of the epidermis, composed of dead cells that continually flake away

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