1. epidermis

noun. ['ˌɛpɪˈdɝːməs'] the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates.


  • stratum basale
  • stratum lucidum
  • cuticle
  • stratum
  • mantle
  • tegument
  • stratum granulosum
  • cutis
  • stratum corneum
  • epidermal cell
  • horny layer
  • stratum germinativum
  • skin
  • rete Malpighii
  • malpighian layer
  • corneum


  • epidermis (Latin)
  • ἐπιδερμίς (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word epidermis

1. Noun, singular or mass
On the top side of the leaf, just below the epidermis, is a mesophyll layer.

2. Adjective
The epidermis layer of skin is primarily composed of water.