The epidermis is the entire outer epithelial layer of an animal, it may be a single layer that produces an extracellular material (e.g. the cuticle of arthropods) or a complex stratified squamous epithelium, as in the case of many vertebrate species[GO]. [ http://amigo.geneontology.org/amigo/term/GO:0008544 ]

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Term information

Subsets

grouping_class

editor note

this grouping class exists primarily to align with GO - see GO:0008544.

has exact synonym

epidermis (sensu Metazoa)
outer epidermal layer
outer epithelial layer
epidermis

has related synonym

hypodermis
hypoderm

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UBERON:0007376