malpighian layer
malpighian layer malpighian layer n. (Anatomy), The innermost layer of the epidermis.

Syn: stratum germinativum, rete Malpighii. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Malpighian layer — n. the soft, lowest layer of the epidermis, from which the outer layers are formed …   English World dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — n the deepest part of the epidermis that consists of the stratum basale and stratum spinosum and is the site of mitotic activity * * * the stratum germinativum: one of the layers of the epidermis. * * * stratum germinativum (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — Histologic image of the epidermis with its layers named in white text. The Malpighian layer of the skin is a term that is generally defined as both the stratum basale and stratum spinosum as a unit,[1][ …   Wikipedia

  • Malpighian layer — Anat. the deep, germinative layer of the epidermis. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Malpighian layer — [mal pɪgɪən] noun Zoology & Anatomy a layer in the epidermis in which skin cells are continually formed by division. Origin C19: named after the 17th cent. Italian microscopist Marcello Malpighi …   English new terms dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — Malpigh′ian lay er n. anat. the deep germinative layer of the epidermis …   From formal English to slang

  • Malpighian layer — /mælˌpɪgiən ˈleɪə/ (say mal.pigeeuhn layuh) noun the layer of non horny cells in the epidermis …   Australian English dictionary

  • malpighian layer — n. a layer of proliferating cells in the epidermis. Etymology: M. Malpighi, It. physician d. 1694 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — noun Date: 1878 the deeper part of the epidermis consisting of cells whose protoplasm has not yet changed into horny material …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — the stratum germinativum: one of the layers of the epidermis …   The new mediacal dictionary

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