[ skahrf-skin ]
/ ˈskɑrfˌskɪn /


the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis.

Origin of scarfskin

First recorded in 1605–15; scarf1 + skin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for scarfskin

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

    Health Lessons|Alvin Davison

British Dictionary definitions for scarfskin

/ (ˈskɑːfˌskɪn) /


the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis or cuticle

Word Origin for scarfskin

C17: from scarf 1 (in the sense: an outer covering)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for scarfskin

[ skärfskĭn′ ]


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