the layer of polyhedral cells in the epidermis found between the stratum granulosum and stratum basale; shrinkage and adhesion of these cells gives a spiny or prickly appearance [ ]

Synonyms: stratum spinosum prickle cell layer of epidermis squamous cell layer of epidermis epidermis stratum spinosum

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Has cells that produce and secrete bipolar lipids which prevent evaporation, helping to 'water-proof' the skin. Keratinization begins in the stratum spinosum. [Wikipedia:Stratum_spinosum]

has broad synonym

Malpighian layer

stratum Malpighii

has related synonym

prickle cell layer

epidermis prickle cell layer