Keratinocytes


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Keratinocytes

Cells found in the epidermis. The keratinocytes at the outer surface of the epidermis are dead and form a tough protective layer. The cells underneath divide to replenish the supply.
Mentioned in: Ichthyosis, Skin Grafting

ker·a·tin·o·cytes

(keră-tinŏ-sīts)
Cells that produce keratin.
See also: keratin
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