germinative layer of epidermis

germinative layer of epidermis

(1) Basal layer of epidermis; stratum basale epidermidis [NH3]. 
(2) An obsolete term that regarded the layers that give rise to the epithelium (stratum basale epidermidis and stratum spinosum epidermidis) as a single anatomic unit.
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