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Medical Term:

superficial layer


Definition: in a stratified structure, the outermost or topmost of the strata; the stratum nearest the surface.

See: superficial layer of deep cervical fascia, superficial layer of the levator palpebrae superioris, superficial layer of temporal fascia

Synonym(s): lamina superficialisTA, superficial lamina

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