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Epidermal cells which synthesize keratin and undergo characteristic changes as they move upward from the basal layers of the epidermis to the cornified (horny) layer of the skin. Successive stages of differentiation of the keratinocytes forming the epidermal layers are basal cell, spinous or prickle cell, and the granular cell.

Year introduced: 1990

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Tree Number(s): A11.409.500, A11.436.397

MeSH Unique ID: D015603

Entry Terms:

  • Keratinocyte

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