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Details for anatomical structure: stratum spinosum

EndoNet ID: ENC00481

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stratum spinosum, spinous layer of epidermis, prickle cell layer, Stratum spinosum epidermidis

General information

The layer of polyhedral cells in the epidermis; shrinkage artifacts and adhesion of these cells at their desmosomal junctions gives a spiny or prickly appearance

Links to other resources

Cytomer cy0000424

Larger structures


      Secreted hormones

      • Hormone: ECM1b