Huxley's layer

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Huxley's layer
Transverse section of hair follicle.
Anatomical terminology

Huxley's layer is the second layer of the inner root sheath of the hair and consists of one or two layers of horny, flattened, nucleated cells. It lies between Henle's layer and the cuticle.[1] The layer is named after English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley.[2]

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  1. ^ "Huxley's layer". Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  2. ^ Steffen, C (February 24, 2002). "The man behind the eponym: Thomas Henry Huxley: Huxley's layer of the inner root sheath". The American Journal of Dermatopathology. 24 (1): 82–4. doi:10.1097/00000372-200202000-00017. PMID 11803289.

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