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epitrichium

[ ep-i-trik-ee-uhm ]
/ ˌɛp ɪˈtrɪk i əm /
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noun, plural ep·i·trich·i·ums.Embryology.

the outermost layer of the epidermis in most mammalian fetuses, usually disappearing before birth.

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Also called periderm.

Origin of epitrichium

1880–85; <New Latin epi- + -trichium<Greek tríchion, diminutive of thríx hair (see trichion); so called because hair develops under it in human embryos
ep·i·trich·i·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for epitrichium

epitrichium
[ ĕp′ĭ-trĭkē-əm ]

n.

periderm
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