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Malpighian layer

noun, Anatomy.
the deep, germinative layer of the epidermis.
Origin of Malpighian layer
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Do not ask him to take a Malpighian layer off her cell nest just to please me.

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  • I only suggest this, of course, as practicable in case there should be a Malpighian layer which Mr. Flannery is not using.

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British Dictionary definitions for Malpighian layer

Malpighian layer

(anatomy) the innermost layer of the epidermis
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Malpighian layer in Medicine

Malpighian layer n.
The basal layer of the epidermis and the prickle cell layer considered as one unit. Also called germinative layer.

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