horny layer


Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • noun

Synonyms for horny layer

the outermost layer of the epidermis consisting of dead cells that slough off

References in periodicals archive ?
15 Calcium depletion from horny layer may play a role in the formation of psoriatic skin lesions.
Lipids originating from the lamellar bodies in the stratum gradulosum, secrete into the epidermis, acting in a similar way to waterproof mortar between the coenocytes (flattered cells) of the horny layer This chemical and PH balance maintains the thickness of the epidermis (Cork, M.
Dry skin (xerosis, asteatosis) is common in elderly patients due to a dysfunction of the horny layer of the skin with aging and environmental factors, leading to the development of eczematous changes (asteatotic eczema).
Moreover, sweating during exercise has been shown to increase the photosensitivity of the skin, presumably via hydration of the horny layer and shifting in the stratum corneum UV absorption spectrum, Dr.
The other possibility is that this could be a form of skin cancer, which can also produce this exaggerated horny layer.