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Integument System Overview - Q – Anatomic terms & A – Meaning

cells covering external and internal surfaces of the body epithelium
thin outer layer of the skin epidermis
flat, scale-like epithelial cells comprising the outermost epidermis squamous cell layer
deepest layer of epidermis basal layer
cell in the basal layer that gives color to the skin melanocyte
melanin dark brown to black pigment contained in melanocytes
dermis dense, fibrous connective tissue layer of the skin, also known as corium
sebaceous glands oil glands in the skin
sebum oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands
sudoriferous glands s-dō-rif′r-s glanz sweat glands (sudor = sweat; ferre = to bear)
subcutaneous layer connective and adipose tissue layer just under the dermis
collagen protein substance in skin and connective tissue (koila = glue; gen = producing)
hair outgrowth of the skin composed of keratin
nail outgrowth of the skin, composed of keratin, at the end of each finger and toe
keratin hard protein material found in the epidermis, hair, and nails
Created by: MT student1