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CC306M Chp. 3

Integumentary System

adip/o fat
lip/o fat
steat/o fat
derm/o skin
dermat/o skin
cutane/o skin
erythr/o red
hidr/o sweat
hist/o tissue
histi/o tissue
kerat/o hard
leuk/o white
melan/o black
myc/o fungus
onych/o nail
plas/o formation
purpur/o purple
scler/o hard
seb/o sebum (oil)
squam/o scale
trich/o hair
xanth/o yellow
xer/o dry
epithelium cells covering external and internal surfaces of the body
epidermis thin outer layer of the skin
squamous cell layer flat, scale-like epithelial cells compromising the outermost epidermis
basal layer deepest layer of epidermis
melanocyte cell in the basal layer that gives color to the skin
melanin dark brown to black pigment contained in melanocytes
dermis dense, fibrous connective tissue layer of the skin (corium)
sebaceous glands oil glands in the skin
sebum oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands
sudoriferous glands sweat glands
subcutaneous layer connective and adipose tissue layer just under the dermis
collagen protein substance in skin and connective tissue
hair outgrowth of the skin composed of keratin
nail outgrowth of the skin, composed of keratin, at end of each finger and toe
keratin hard protein material found in the epidermis, hair and nails
lesion area of pathologically altered tissue
primary lesions lesions arising from a previously normal skin
macule macula a flat, discolored spot on skin up to 1 cm (freckle)
patch a flat, discolored area on skin larger than 1 cm (vitiligo)
papule a solid mass on the skin up to 0.5 cm in diameter (mole)
plaque a solid mass greater than 1 cm that extends deeper into the epidermis
tumor a solid mass larger than 1-2 cm
Created by: jrcm03