epidermisnoun [ S or U ]uk /ˌep.ɪˈdɜː.mɪs/ us /ˌep.əˈdɝː.mɪs/ specialized
- 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.