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epidermisep‧i‧der‧mis /ˌepɪˈdɜːmɪs $ -ɜːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  technicalHBDCB the outside layer of your skin
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epidermisThe result is an epidermis which is better able to mimic the softness and freshness of younger skin.It appeared to be some disturbance of the atmosphere, a puckering slash of the ethereal epidermis itself.At the same time, the walls of the pocket become extremely thin but retain their connection with the general epidermis.They are able to receive nutrients through the whole surface of the plant body, especially the epidermis of the leaves.Possibly the role is to induce the epidermis which it comes into contact with to fold up to form a nerve cord.It is confined to the single row of basal cells at the free edge of the epidermis.Orthokeraten, the active ingredient of Icône, works to boost the process by which the epidermis renews itself every 28 days.The epidermis degenerates and little trace of its cells remains in the fully hardened wings.
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