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adipocyte

fat cell

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albino

Person with skin deficient in pigment

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apocrine sweat gland

One of the large dermal exocrine glands located in the axilla and genital areas

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basal layer

Deepest region of the epidermis; gives rise to all the epidermal cells

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collagen

Structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue

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cuticle

Band of epidermis at the base and sides of the nail plate

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dermis

Middle layer of the skin

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eccrine sweat gland

Most numerous sweat-producing exocrine gland in skin

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epidermis

Outermost layer of the skin

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epithelium

Layer of skin cells forming the outer and inner surfaces of the body

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hair follicle

Sac within which each hair grows

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integumentary system

The skin and its accessory structures such as hair and nails

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keratin

Hard protein material found in the epidermis, hair, and nails

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lunula

Half-moon-shaped, whitish area at the base of a nail

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melanin

Skin pigment formed by melanocytes in the epidermis

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paronychium

Soft tissue surrounding the nail border

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pore

Tiny opening on the surface of the skin

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sebaceous gland

Oil-secreting gland in the dermis that is associated with hair follicles

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sebum

Oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands

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squamous epithelium

Flat, scale-like cells composing the epidermis

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stratified

Arranged in layers

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stratum (plural: strata)

A layer (of cells)

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stratum corneum

Outermost layer of the epidermis; consists of flattened, keratinized cells

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subcutaneous layer

Innermost layer of the skin, containing fat tissue