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epidermis
outer part of skin
keratin
waterproofing protein found in epidermis cells
dermis
inner part of skin
subcutaneous adipose tissue
layer of tissue below dermis
adipose
pertaining to fat
sebaceous gland
gland connected to hair follicle that secretes an oily material to keep hair soft
sebum
oily material secreted by sebaceous glands
apocrine sweat gland
gland connected to hair follicle that produces sweat
eccrine sweat gland
sweat gland not connected to hair follicle
sudoriferous gland
synonym for sweat gland
arrector pili muscle
contracts under stress to straighten hair follicle and raise hair
nail matrix
responsible for growth of nail
lunula
white crescent-shaped area under nail where nail matrix lies
nail root
portion of nail covered by skin
nail bed
pinkish area under nail
nail body
the main, visible portion of the nail
free edge
the outer limit of the nail