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