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CROSS-SPECIES ANATOMY - ANNOTATIONS

The Basic subset of the UBERON integrated, cross-species anatomy ontology is downloaded weekly from http://berkeleybop.org/ontologies/uberon/basic.obo. For more information about this ontology see the "About" page on the UBERON website at http://uberon.github.io/about.html.

Term:stratum spinosum of epidermis
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Definition:The layer of polyhedral cells in the epidermis found between the stratum granulosum and stratum basale; shrinkage and adhesion of these cells gives a spiny or prickly appearance.
Comment:[function-note] "Has cells that produce and secrete bipolar lipids which prevent evaporation, helping to 'water-proof' the skin. Keratinization begins in the stratum spinosum. [Wikipedia:Stratum_spinosum]"
Synonyms:exact_synonym: epidermis stratum spinosum;   prickle cell layer of epidermis;   squamous cell layer of epidermis;   stratum spinosum
 broad_synonym: Malpighian layer;   stratum Malpighii
 related_synonym: epidermis prickle cell layer;   prickle cell layer
 xref: BTO:0000435;   EMAPA:32785;   FMA:67542;   MA:0000807;   NCI:C12850;   SCTID:420086000;   UMLS:C0221924;   Wikipedia:Stratum_spinosum
 external_ontology: present_in_taxon NCBITaxon:9606



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          multicellular anatomical structure 0
            multicellular organism 0
              embryo 0
                embryonic structure 0
                  epiblast (generic) 0
                    germ layer / neural crest 0
                      germ layer 0
                        ectoderm 0
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                            ecto-epithelium 0
                              embryonic skin basal layer 0
                                skin of body 0
                                  skin epidermis 0
                                    stratum spinosum of epidermis 0
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