Epidermis meaning

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Epidermis is defined as the outer layer of skin, cells or tissue.

The skin on your body is an example of epidermis.

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The outermost layer of cells covering the leaves and young parts of a plant.
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An integument or outer layer of various invertebrates.
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The outermost layer of the skin in vertebrates, having no blood vessels and consisting of several layers of cells, covering the dermis.
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The outermost layer of cells covering seed plants and ferns.
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Any of various other integuments.
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The outer, protective, nonvascular layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis.
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An integument or outer layer of various invertebrates.
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The outermost layer of cells covering the leaves and young parts of a plant.
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The protective outer layer of the skin. In invertebrate animals, the epidermis is made up of a single layer of cells. In vertebrates, it is made up of many layers of cells and overlies the dermis. Hair and feathers grow from the epidermis.
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The outer layer of cells of the stems, roots, and leaves of plants. In most plants, the epidermis is a single layer of cells set close together to protect the plant from water loss, invasion by fungi, and physical damage. The epidermis that is exposed to air is covered with a protective substance called cuticle.
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The similar outer layer of cells in invertebrates and plants.
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The outer, protective, nonvascular layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis.
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Origin of epidermis

  • Late Latin from Greek epi- epi- derma skin der- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin epidermis, from Ancient Greek ἐπιδερμίς (epidermis) (ἐπί, on top of) + dermis (< δέρμα(derma), skin)

    From Wiktionary