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Medical Term:

corneocyte envelope


an electron-dense, 10–15 nm thick layer of highly cross-linked protein on the cytoplasmic surface of the cell membrane of epidermal corneocytes; it is highly resistant to proteolytic agents.

Synonym(s): subplasmalemmal dense zone

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