malpighian layer defined in 1951 yearmalpighian layer - malpighian layer;
malpighian layer - Layer of epidermis next to dermis; in it active cell-division goes on; some of the new cells thus formed leave the layer, becoming keratinized and replacing the outer cells of the epidermis which are continually wearing away. Contains most of the melanin responsible for dark skin.
near malpighian layer in Knolik
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