parchment skin


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parch·ment skin

parchmentlike appearance of the skin caused by loss of underlying connective and elastic tissue, or by the relatively rapid and persistent loss of water from the horny layer.

parchment skin

Atrophy of the skin with stretching.
See also: skin
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The mill manager decides when to move the coffee from the dryer, based on its feel and the ability to remove the parchment skin from the seed.
In pursuing his interest in the economic innovations in scribal behavior, such as using paper rather than parchment and introducing faster scripts, he has turned to consider the use of off-cuts from parchment skins prepared for scribal use.