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 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]

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