Papillary dermis

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Papillary dermis
Latin stratum papillare
Code TH H3.
TA A16.0.00.011
FMA 64776
Anatomical terminology

The papillary dermis is the uppermost layer of the dermis. It intertwines with the rete ridges of the epidermis and is composed of fine and loosely arranged collagen fibers.[1]

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Epidermis and dermis of human skin 
Cross-section of all skin layers. 


  1. ^ Marks, James G; Miller, Jeffery (2006). Lookingbill and Marks' Principles of Dermatology (4th ed.). Elsevier Inc. Page 8-9. ISBN 1-4160-3185-5.