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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The fungus attacks the keratin layer of the skin of amphibians, and damages it.
004 Evaluated structure Epithelial thickness Total Keratin layer Epithelium Control animals 31.
We postulated that patients whose corneocytes fail to separate probably lack some substance that destroys the attachments that bind individual corneocytes to each other, thereby maintaining the integrity of the superficial keratin layer.

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