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11.3: Skin

Difficulty Level: At Grade Created by: CK-12
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dermis

Layer of skin directly under the epidermis; made of a tough connective tissue.

epidermis

Outermost layer of the skin.

integumentary system

Outer covering of your body, including skin, hair, and nails.

melanin

Brownish pigment that gives skin and hair their color.

perspiration

Sweat, made almost completely of water, with tiny amounts of other chemicals like ammonia, urea, salts, and sugar.

sebum

Oily substance secreted in the skin.

sweat gland

Small gland that secretes sweat.

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7 , 8
Date Created:
Nov 29, 2012
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Aug 30, 2016
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