stratum malpighii


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Related to stratum malpighii: stratum germinativum, germinative layer

stratum malpighii

(1) Basal layer of epidermis; stratum basale epidermidis [NH3]. 
(2) Germinative layer of epidermis, see there.

stratum malpighii

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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