Skin - Mammalian Skin Layers

Mammalian Skin Layers

The distribution of the bloodvessels in the skin of the sole of the foot. (Corium – TA alternate term for dermis – is labeled at upper right.)
A diagrammatic sectional view of the skin (click on image to magnify). (Dermis labeled at center right.)
Gray's subject #234 1065
MeSH Dermis
Dorlands/Elsevier Skin

Mammalian skin is composed of two primary layers:

  • the epidermis, which provides waterproofing and serves as a barrier to infection; and
  • the dermis, which serves as a location for the appendages of skin;

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