- the outermost layer of the skin; epidermis.
Origin of scarfskin
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Related Words for scarfskinleather, wool, fur, skin, fleece, shell, hide, pelt, crust, husk, scale, membrane, rind, integument, pellicle, epidermis, felt, ectoderm, pelage, peltry
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Historical Examples of scarfskin
There is no blood in the scarfskin, but there is a network of blood tubes in the true skin.Health Lessons
- 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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- The outermost layer of skin, especially that which forms the cuticle.
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