The same is true of the nails, hair, the scarf-skin or external covering of the body, and a few other structures.
The exterior of these is called the cuticle, epidermis, or scarf-skin.
The inner one is called the cutis, or true skin; the outer one is the epidermis, or scarf-skin.
There is still some doubt whether the scarf-skin has any nerves or not.
Immediately beneath the scarf-skin, is what is called the mucous coat.
It is this which, when the scarf-skin and hair have been removed, is converted by the process of tanning or tawing into leather.
The dark color of the Negro principally depends on the substance interposed between the true skin and the scarf-skin.
Derma, or Dermis, is the true skin lying under the epidermis (cuticle), which is known in contrast as the scarf-skin.
He touched the palm of his hand with the blade, and then, lifting it, showed her a thin shaving of scarf-skin dangling therefrom.
But dermal appendages, the forms that grow out of the scarf-skin and are modifications of it, are not vascular.
scarfskin scarf·skin (skärf'skĭn')
The outermost layer of skin, especially that which forms the cuticle.