[ skahrf-skin ]
/ ˈskɑrfˌskɪn /
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the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
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Words nearby scarfskin
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Example sentences 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)
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Medical definitions for scarfskin
[ skärf′skĭn′ ]
The outermost layer of skin, especially that which forms the cuticle.
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