Malpighian layer

Malpighian layer
Histologic image of the epidermis with its layers named in white text.

The Malpighian layer of the skin is a term that is generally defined as both the stratum basale and stratum spinosum as a unit,[1][2] although it is occasionally defined as the stratum basale specifically.[3] Also, the term is occasionally used synonymously as the prickle cell layer[4] (although prickle cell layer generally is defined as the stratum spinosum specifically[5]) or to designate a part of the stratum corneum.[6]

It is named after Marcello Malpighi.

See also

References

  1. ^ McGrath, J.A.; Eady, R.A.; Pope, F.M. (2004). Rook's Textbook of Dermatology (Seventh Edition). Blackwell Publishing. Pages 3.1-3.6. ISBN 9780632064298.
  2. ^ TheFreeDictionary > Malpighian layer Citing:
    • The American Heritage Medical Dictionary 2007
    • Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. 2007
  3. ^ TheFreeDictionary > Malpighian layer Citing:
    • Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers 2007
  4. ^ Page 7.36 in: Burns, Tony; Cox, Neil; Rook, Arthur; Christopher E. Griffiths (2004). Rook's textbook of dermatology. Oxford: Blackwell Science. ISBN 0-632-06429-3. 
  5. ^ TheFreeDictionary > prickle cell layer Citing:
    • Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. 2007
    • The American Heritage Medical Dictionary 2007
    • Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition 2009
  6. ^ Page 7.43 in: Burns, Tony; Cox, Neil; Rook, Arthur; Christopher E. Griffiths (2004). Rook's textbook of dermatology. Oxford: Blackwell Science. ISBN 0-632-06429-3. 



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  • malpighian layer — n. (Anatomy), The innermost layer of the epidermis. Syn: stratum germinativum, rete Malpighii. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Malpighian layer — n. the soft, lowest layer of the epidermis, from which the outer layers are formed …   English World dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — n the deepest part of the epidermis that consists of the stratum basale and stratum spinosum and is the site of mitotic activity * * * the stratum germinativum: one of the layers of the epidermis. * * * stratum germinativum (def. 2) …   Medical dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — Anat. the deep, germinative layer of the epidermis. [1875 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • Malpighian layer — [mal pɪgɪən] noun Zoology & Anatomy a layer in the epidermis in which skin cells are continually formed by division. Origin C19: named after the 17th cent. Italian microscopist Marcello Malpighi …   English new terms dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — Malpigh′ian lay er n. anat. the deep germinative layer of the epidermis …   From formal English to slang

  • Malpighian layer — /mælˌpɪgiən ˈleɪə/ (say mal.pigeeuhn layuh) noun the layer of non horny cells in the epidermis …   Australian-English dictionary

  • malpighian layer — n. a layer of proliferating cells in the epidermis. Etymology: M. Malpighi, It. physician d. 1694 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — noun Date: 1878 the deeper part of the epidermis consisting of cells whose protoplasm has not yet changed into horny material …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Malpighian layer — the stratum germinativum: one of the layers of the epidermis …   The new mediacal dictionary

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