Stratum corneum

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Corneal layer

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The uppermost, scaling, keratin-containing (see below keratin) barrier layer of the epidermis (see below orthokeratosis; see below hyperkeratosis; see below parakeratosis), consisting of so-called corneocytes, 0.02-0.5 mm thick. The separation of the stratum corneum from its support is called corneolysis.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020