Epidermis is defined as the outer layer of skin, cells or tissue.(noun)
The skin on your body is an example of epidermis.
See epidermis in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: LL < Gr < epi-, upon (see epi-) + derma, the skin: see derma
See epidermis in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Late Latin
Origin: , from Greek
Origin: : epi-, epi-
Origin: + derma, skin; see der- in Indo-European roots.
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