Anatomical structure embedded in or located in the integument that is part of the integumental system. Examples: hair, follicles, skin glands, claws, nails, feathers. [ ]

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editor note

add subclasses based on resolution of CARO tracker item. Also check: adnexal gland. Note that MP implicitly includes hypodermis.

external definition

the tissue or structures associated with or embedded in the skin such as hair and hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands and claws or nails[MP:0010678]

has narrow synonym

body hair or bristle

has related synonym

skin appendage
skin adnexa
adnexae cutis
skin adnexal structure



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