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Cells > Epithelial Cells > Keratinocytes

PREFERRED TERM

Keratinocytes  

BROADER CONCEPT

NOTE

  • epidermal cells synthesizing keratin; A 11 qualif

SCOPE NOTE

  • Epidermal cells which synthesize keratin and undergo characteristic changes as they move upward from the basal layers of the epidermis to the cornified (horny) layer of the skin. Successive stages of differentiation of the keratinocytes forming the epidermal layers are basal cell, spinous or prickle cell, and the granular cell.

HISTORY NOTE

  • 90

IN OTHER LANGUAGES

  • Finnish

  • ceratinocytus
  • keratinocytus
  • keratinosyytti
  • sarveissolu
  • sarveissolut
  • Ceratinocytus

    Latin (Finland)

  • Keratinocytus
  • Swedish

URI

http://www.yso.fi/onto/mesh/D015603

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