Meaning of “epidermis” in the English Dictionary

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"epidermis" in British English

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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. 

(Definition of “epidermis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"epidermis" in American English

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epidermisnoun [ C/U ]

/ˌep·ɪˈdɜr·məs/

biology the thin outer layer of the skin

(Definition of “epidermis” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)