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most deep layer of epidermis, a single row of cells immediately adjacent to the dermis.
stratum basale (basal layer)
2nd most deep layer of epidermis, only layer to receive adequate nourishment; several cell layers thick.
stratum spinosum (spiny layer)
3rd deepest layer of epidermis, thin layer at whose upper border, cells begin to die. cells secrete granules.
stratum granulosum (granular layer)
4th deepest layer of epidermis, very thin translucent band of flattened dead keratinocytes with indisctinct boundaries.
stratus lucidum (clear layer)
most superficial layer of epidermis, may consist of 20 or 30 layers. cells are fully keratinized.
stratum corneum (horny layer)