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Chapter 6

Integumentary System

Arrector Pill Muscle associated with hair follicles
Ceruminous Glands Glands in the ear canal that produce cerumen or ear wax
Cutaneous Membrane Skin
Dermis Inner layer of the skin that contains the blood vessels, nerves, glands, and hair follicles
Epidermis Outermost layer of the skin
Hypodermis Below the skin
Keratinization Process by which the cells of the epidermis become filled with keratin and move to the surface where they are sloughed off
Melanin A dark brown or black pigment found in parts of the body, especially skin and hair
Melanocytes Cells that produces the dark or black pigment melanin
Sebaceous Glands Oil glands of the skin that produce sebum or oily skin
Sebum Oily secretion from sebaceous glands
Stratum Corium Another name for the dermis, a layer of skin
Stratum Corneum Outermost layer of the epidermis; consists of flattened, dead, keratinized cells
Subcutaneous Layer A sheet of areolar connective tissue and adipose tissue beneath the dermis of the skin
Sudoriferous Glands Glands in the skin that produce perspiration, also called sweat glands
Sweat Glands Glands in the skin that produce perspiration
Created by: bethanyraelucas