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Malpighian layer Line breaks: Mal|pig¦hian layer
Pronunciation: /malˈpɪɡɪən/

Definition of Malpighian layer in English:


Zoology & Anatomy
A layer in the epidermis in which skin cells are continually formed by division.
Example sentences
  • The strata basale and spinosum are also referred to as the Malpighian layer.
  • Following these early changes, the cells of the Malpighian layer become swollen and vacuolated.
  • Among the Malpighian layer is another type of cell called melanocyte which produces a chemical called melanin.
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