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Definition of "epidermis" []

  • The outer, protective, nonvascular layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis. (noun)
  • An integument or outer layer of various invertebrates. (noun)
  • The outermost layer of cells covering the leaves and young parts of a plant. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "epidermis" in a sentence
  • "The outside bark, or _epidermis_, consists of a thin, transparent, tissue-like substance, which covers not only the bark, but the whole of the tree, stem, leaves and branches, and beneath the epidermis is found"
  • "It bores through your obviously thin epidermis and exposes you and others here that bought into the lies."
  • "A portion of presumptive neural plate was removed from an embryo Triton taeniatus at the beginning of gastrulation and exchanged with a portion of presumptive epidermis from a Triton cristatus embryo of the same age."