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(English) Outer layer of the skin, also: The outermost of the two layers of the skin. Of ectodermal origin and comprising 4-6 cell layers in Elasmobranchii and 10-30 in Teleostei. In Cyclostomata the epidermis secretes a thin acellular cuticle also seen in some Teleost pearl organs. Overlies the dermis. (See also: skin, dermis)
(French) Couche externe de la peau. (See also: skin, dermis)
(Portuguese) Camada mais exterior da pele. (See also: skin, dermis)

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