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scarfskin

[skahrf-skin]
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noun
  1. the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis.

Origin of scarfskin

First recorded in 1605–15; scarf1 + skin
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Examples from the Web for scarfskin

Historical Examples

  • There is no blood in the scarfskin, but there is a network of blood tubes in the true skin.

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British Dictionary definitions for scarfskin

scarfskin

noun
  1. the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis or cuticle

Word Origin

C17: from scarf 1 (in the sense: an outer covering)
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scarfskin in Medicine

scarfskin

(skärfskĭn′)
n.
  1. The outermost layer of skin, especially that which forms the cuticle.
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