Part of speech: noun

The cuticle, or outer skin.

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Usage examples "epidermis":

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