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stratum malpighii(1) Basal layer of epidermis; stratum basale epidermidis [NH3].
(2) Germinative layer of epidermis, see there.
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The inner layer of the epidermis. It was first seen with low magnification and described in the 1600s by Marcello Malpighi. It includes both the stratum germinativum and stratum spinosum of today's nomenclature.
See also: stratum
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