Ch 16 Vocab.txt

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Ch 16 Vocab.txt
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  1. adipocyte
    fat cell
  2. albino
    person with skin deficient in pigment
  3. apocrine sweat gland
    large dermal exocrine glands located in the axilla and genital areas
  4. basal layer
    deepest region of the epidermis
  5. collagen
    structural protein found in the skin and connective tissue
  6. cuticle
    band of epidermis at the base and sides of the nail plate
  7. dermis
    middle layer of the skin
  8. eccrine sweat gland
    most numerous sweat-producing exocrine glands in the skin
  9. epidermis
    outermost layer of the skin
  10. epithelium
    layer of skin cells forming the outer and inner surfaces of the body
  11. hair follicle
    sac within which each hair grows
  12. keratin
    hard protein material found int he epidermis, hair, and nails.
  13. lunula
    half-moon-shaped, whitish area at the base of the nail
  14. melanin
    major skin pigment.
  15. paronychium
    soft tissue surrounding the nail border
  16. pore
    tiny opening on the surface of the skin
  17. sebaceous gland
    oil-secreting gland in the dermis that is associated with hair follicles
  18. sebum
    oily substance secreted by sebaceous glands
  19. squamous epithelium
    lat, scaly-like cells composing the epidermis
  20. stratified
    arranged in layers
  21. stratum corneum
    outermost layer of the epidermis, which consists of flattened, keratinized cells
  22. subcutaneous layer
    innermost layer of the skin, containing fat tissue

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