Definition of Horny layer

1. Noun. The outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off.

Exact synonyms: Corneum, Stratum Corneum
Group relationships: Cuticle, Epidermis
Generic synonyms: Stratum

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Horny Layer

hornswoggles
hornswoggling
horntail
horntails
hornwork
hornworks
hornworms
hornwort
hornworts
hornwrack
horoball
horocycle
horocycles
horocyclic
horoeka
horography
horologe

Literary usage of Horny layer

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1. A Textbook of Physiology by Michael Foster (1889)
"The horny layer, which is as we have said of variable but nearly always of ... The upper, outer portion of this horny layer is continually being shed or ..."

2. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"The horny layer, which is as we have said of variable but nearly always of ... The upper, outer portion of this horny layer is continually being shed or ..."

3. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1908)
"In the horny layer there were at intervals rounded elevations, which were made up of flattened nucleated horny cells in laminae, with, between the laminae, ..."

4. A Text-book of Human Physiology by Austin Flint (1888)
"The horny layer of the nails constantly thickens from this time; but until the end of the fifth month, it is covered by the horny layer of the epidermis. ..."

5. Manual of Human Histology by Albert Kölliker, George Busk (1853)
"The mucous layers consisted of many layers of smaller cells, the lowest of which were already elongated, and stood perpendicularly; the horny layer, ..."

6. Handbook of Diseases of the Skin by Hugo Ziemssen (1885)
"It will be at once seen from a study of the next two columns of the table that tlie action of osmium upon tlie horny layer cannot be regarded «s identical ..."

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