Malpighian layer

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Histologic image of the epidermis with its layers named in white text.

The Malpighian layer of the skin is a term that is generally defined as both the stratum basale and stratum spinosum as a unit,[1][2] although it is occasionally defined as the stratum basale specifically.[3] Also, the term is occasionally used synonymously as the prickle cell layer[4] (although prickle cell layer generally is defined as the stratum spinosum specifically[5]) or to designate a part of the stratum corneum.[6]

It is named after Marcello Malpighi.

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  1. ^ McGrath, J.A.; Eady, R.A.; Pope, F.M. (2004). Rook's Textbook of Dermatology (Seventh Edition). Blackwell Publishing. Pages 3.1-3.6. ISBN 978-0-632-06429-8.
  2. ^ TheFreeDictionary > Malpighian layer Citing:
    • The American Heritage Medical Dictionary 2007
    • Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary, 3 ed. 2007
  3. ^ TheFreeDictionary > Malpighian layer Citing:
    • Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers 2007
  4. ^ Page 7.36 in: Burns, Tony; Cox, Neil; Rook, Arthur; Christopher E. Griffiths (2004). Rook's textbook of dermatology. Oxford: Blackwell Science. ISBN 0-632-06429-3. 
  5. ^ TheFreeDictionary > prickle cell layer Citing:
    • Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. 2007
    • The American Heritage Medical Dictionary 2007
    • Mosby's Medical Dictionary, 8th edition 2009
  6. ^ Page 7.43 in: Burns, Tony; Cox, Neil; Rook, Arthur; Christopher E. Griffiths (2004). Rook's textbook of dermatology. Oxford: Blackwell Science. ISBN 0-632-06429-3.