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A&P CH6 key terms

A&P CH6 Skin and the Integumentary System

TermDefinition
cutaneous membrane the skin
dermis the thick layer of skin beneath the epidermis
epidermis the outer epithelial layer of the skin
hair follicle tube-like depression in the skin in which a hair develops
integumentary pertaining to the skin and its accessory organs
keratinization the process by which cells form fibrils of keratin and harden
melanin dark pigment normally found in skin and hair
mucous membrane mucosa
sebaceous gland skin gland that secretes sebum
serous membrane membrane that lines a cavity without an opening to the outside of the body
subcutaneous layer the layer of tissue beneath the skin
sweat gland endocrine gland in skin that secretes a mixture of water, salt, urea, and other bodily fluids
synovial membrane membrane that forms the inner lining of the capsule of a freely movable joint
 



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