How is the epidermis formed?

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Jan 29, 2018

The deepest layer of the epidermis is called the Stratum Basale. Keratinocytes, which are new epidermal cells, are formed here via cell division in order to replace the cells that are constantly being shed in the outer layers of the epidermis. As the older cells are pushed upwards, they harden through the process of keratinization and accumulate to form the outer layer of the epidermis.

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