epidermisnoun [ S or U ]uk /ˌep.ɪˈdɜː.mɪs/ us /ˌep.əˈdɝː.mɪs/ specialized
Examples from literature
- Below the epidermis lies the dermis.
- Skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutis.
- The epidermis, the outer layer, includes dead skin cells that are constantly falling away and being replaced.
- These help control our body’s temperature by sending a water-rich liquid – sweat – up to the epidermis.
- Examine the epidermis on the back of the hand and palm.
- Scales small, and concealed in a thick epidermis.
- The epidermis may be very easily removed, and is perfectly colorless.
- The epidermis, which is thin and shiny, gives way, and the nail is usually shed.
- They are covered externally by the epidermis.