What does the word epidermis mean?

Usage examples for epidermis

  1. There is comparatively little bleeding, and the raw surface rapidly becomes covered with epidermis. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  2. This fragment of epidermis had an odd bluish tinge, and the attached hair was much darker at the roots than elsewhere. – The Devil Doctor by Sax Rohmer
  3. The importance of protecting the delicate, sensitive, active cells from intense light, draught, or cold, have led various plants to various practices; none more common, however, than to develop hairs on the epidermis of their leaves, sometimes only enough to give it a downy appearance, sometimes to coat it with felt, as in this case, where the hairs branch and interlace. – Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan et al

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