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eleidin in Medicine

eleidin e·le·i·din (ĭ-lē'ĭ-dn)
n.
A semifluid, acidophilic substance related to keratin and present in the stratum lucidum of the epidermis.

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  • There is a clear layer of the skin in both palms and soles, the fat of which is eleidin.

    Dactylography Henry Faulds

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