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Keratinocyte

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The keratin-producing cells of the epidermis. They are the predominant cells of the epidermis that form in the deep basal layer of the stratified epithelium of the epidermis. They gradually migrate upward to the cornified layer of the epidermis undergoing characteristic changes. [ NCI ]

Synonyms: KERATINOCYTE, Keratinocytes, Keratinocyte

Term info

Subsets

NCIT_C78734, NCIT_C66830, NCIT_C61410

ALT DEFINITION

The keratin-producing cell of the epidermis that forms in the deep basal layer of the stratified epithelium.

Display Name

Keratinocyte

Legacy Concept Name

Keratinocyte

Preferred Name

Keratinocyte

UMLS CUI

C0022567

code

C12589