keratin layer

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ker·a·tin lay·er

(keră-tin lāĕr)
Epithelial layer covered by keratinocytes protecting underlying tissues.
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In the present study, the keratin layer of rumen papillae, of kid in the CFR and CF groups were significantly thicker than kids fed does' milk only.
Haematoxylin and eosin stained sections of the tissue exhibited thick keratotic stratified squamous epithelium with acanthosis, elongated broad rete ridges, collection of neutrophils and RBC's within keratin layer and superficial spinous cells.
Deformities appear to affect primarily the keratin layer of the beak and may result from abnormally rapid growth of the rhamphotheca.

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