What does the word epidermis mean?

Usage examples for epidermis

  1. Detection is to an Oriental no punishment; something more tangible is required to pierce his mental epidermis. – From One Generation to Another by Henry Seton Merriman
  2. The epidermis is therefore growing while the spermatogenesis is taking place. – Hormones and Heredity by J. T. Cunningham
  3. That's what you've got instead of blood; you withered old epidermis! – Mortmain by Arthur Cheny Train