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scarfskin

[ skahrf-skin ]
/ ˈskɑrfˌskɪn /
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noun

the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis.

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Origin of scarfskin

First recorded in 1605–15; scarf1 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for scarfskin

scarfskin
/ (ˈskɑːfˌskɪn) /

noun

the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis or cuticle

Word Origin for scarfskin

C17: from scarf 1 (in the sense: an outer covering)
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Medical definitions for scarfskin

scarfskin
[ skärfskĭn′ ]

n.

The outermost layer of skin, especially that which forms the cuticle.
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