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The protective dead layer of cells of the outer epidermis is called the ____.


A
Stratum corneum
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B
Stratum granulosum
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C
Stratum spinosum
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D
Stratum malpighi
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Solution

The correct option is A Stratum corneum
Stratum corneum is the only layer of skin we see with our eyes. It is made up of dead skin cells filled with a tough protein called keratin.  It serves as a hard protective layer against environmental trauma, such as abrasions, light, heat, chemicals, and microorganisms.

Biology

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