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SKIN CELL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does skin cell mean? 

SKIN CELL (noun)
  The noun SKIN CELL has 1 sense:

1. any of the cells making up the skin

  Familiarity information: SKIN CELL used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SKIN CELL (noun)


Sense 1skin cell [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any of the cells making up the skin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("skin cell" is a kind of...):

somatic cell; vegetative cell (any of the cells of a plant or animal except the reproductive cells; a cell that does not participate in the production of gametes)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "skin cell"):

epidermal cell (any of the cells making up the epidermis)

prickle cell (a cell in the germinal layer of the skin (the prickle-cell layer); has many spines and radiating processes)

Holonyms ("skin cell" is a part of...):

cutis; skin; tegument (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch)


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