The epidermis is the entire outer epithelial layer of an animal, it may be a single layer that produces an extracellular material (e.g. the cuticle of arthropods) or a complex stratified squamous epithelium, as in the case of many vertebrate species[GO]. [ http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0008544 ]

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definition
  • The epidermis is the entire outer epithelial layer of an animal, it may be a single layer that produces an extracellular material (e.g. the cuticle of arthropods) or a complex stratified squamous epithelium, as in the case of many vertebrate species[GO].
editor note
  • this grouping class exists primarily to align with GO - see GO:0008544.
has exact synonym
  • outer epidermal layer
  • outer epithelial layer
  • epidermis (sensu Metazoa)
  • epidermis
has related synonym
  • hypodermis
  • hypoderm
id
  • UBERON:0007376