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The dead keratin-filled squamous cell of the stratum corneum.
[cornea, L. fem. of corneus, horny, + G. kytos, cell]
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Anucleated keratinized cells. The anucleated keratinised cells were large, irregular shaped cornified cells with lack of visible nucleus (Fig.
Hernandez et al (2005) proposed that this higher concentration of keratinized cells in the anus could hinder HPV persistence (13), contributing to differences between the natural history of disease and immune response between cervix and anus.
Adult skin does not regenerate that intensively leading to a thick layer of keratinized cells forming on the surface.
For domestic animals--prey creatures like sheep, goats, and some cattle--the defense and warfare seems to be the reigning theory of why evolution gave them bony protuberances covered with skin and keratinized cells sprouting from their head.
Tight junctions reside between the keratinized cells of the stratum corneum and between the outermost granular cells (Farquhar and Palade, 1965).
There is also a change in the production and adherences of the keratinized cells in the follicles and blackheads are formed as a result of combination of these adhered cells and sebum.
This study regarded the exfoliated keratinized cells as apoptotic cells.
The limitations of the cytopathological technique include the risk of false-negative results if the collected sample is superficial, (12) if only keratinized cells from well-differentiated and keratotic lesions are observed in smears, and cases of malignant lesions with little nuclear atypia.
When nuclei are retained in keratinized cells, the process is termed parakeratosis.
Summary: Human hair is a solid filament composed of compactly cemented keratinized cells that is formed from the matrix lying deep in the scalp.