[ ĭ-lēĭ-dn ]


A semifluid, acidophilic substance related to keratin and present in the stratum lucidum of the epidermis.
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Examples from the Web for eleidin

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

    Dactylography|Henry Faulds