Keratinized Stratified Squamous Epithelium

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This medium-power cross-section of human skin shows multiple layers of cells. Note first of all the outer layer of keratin. The epidermis, or external layer of the skin, is made up of multiple layers of cells which become flatter as they move to the apical surface. The deeper layer, or dermis, is made of dense irregular connective tissue.

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