- the formation of a horny layer of skin, or horny skin structures, as hair, nails, or scales, from squamous epithelial cells.
Origin of cornification
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Nails arise in the interior of the epidermis by the thickening and cornification of the stratum lucidum.The Vertebrate Skeleton
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