Skin structure

The skin is composed of two main layers with a subcutaneous fatty layer underneath. The two main layers are:

1 epidermis

2 dermis.

These layers may be further subdivided as follows:

| The epidermis has five layers:

a) stratum corneum (superficial layer)

b) stratum lucidum c) stratum granulosum d) stratum spinosum e) stratum basale (germinativum) (deepest layer).

| The dermis has two layers:

a) papillary layer b) reticular layer.

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