Stratum spinosum

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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acanthopapillary layer; Red Malpighii; Spiny cell layer

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A 4 to 8-layer cell layer of the epidermis consisting mainly of prickle cells, located between the basal stratum and the granulosum stratum. The lowest layers are still used for cell reproduction. S.a. dyskeratosis and acanthosis.


Last updated on: 29.10.2020