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Chapter 6 The Integumentary System

Corium true skin; another name for the dermis
Cuticle outermost portion of the hair
Dermis second layer of skin; also called the corium
Epidermis top layer of skin
Hair one of the main characteristics of mammals
Hair follicle an epidermal tube surrounding an individual hair
Hypodermis subcutaneous tissue
Keratin a protein material
Keratinization a process by which epidermal cells change shape, compostion and lose water as they move to the upper layers and become mainly protein and die
Lunula the white crescent at the proximal end of each nail
Melanocytes cells responsible for producing melanin
Melanin pigment responsible for variation in skin color
Nail bed area from which the nail grows
Nail body visible part of the nail
Nail root the part of the nail body attached to the nail bed
Root the lowermost portion of a hair found in the hair follicle
Sebaceous glands glands that secrete sebum
Sebum oily substance that lubricates the skin’s surface
Shaft visible portion of the hair
Stratum corneum outermost layer of epidermis, consisting of dead cells
Stratum germinativum regenerative layer of epidermis, lowermost layer
Sweat glands simple tubular glands fund in most parts of the body that secrete sweat
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