corneocyte

(redirected from horny cell)

cor·ne·o·cyte

(kōr'nē-ō-sīt'),
The dead keratin-filled squamous cell of the stratum corneum.
[cornea, L. fem. of corneus, horny, + G. kytos, cell]
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Upper epidermis shows multiple large rounded eosinophilic inclusions like structure predominantly in granular & horny cell layers.
It is caused by abnormality in keratinization and exfoliation of the horny cell layer.