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Which layer of skin does not contain blood vessels?

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Epidermis
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Hypodermis
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Dermis
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All of the above
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Solution

The correct option is A Epidermis
  • The skin has three layers: The epidermis, the outermost layer of skin, provides a waterproof barrier and creates our skin tone.
  • The dermis, beneath the epidermis, contains tough connective tissue, hair follicles, and sweat glands.
  • The deeper subcutaneous tissue (hypodermis) is made of fat and connective tissue.
  • The epidermis is visible to the eye and works to provide protection to the body. It does not contain any blood vessels and is, therefore, dependent on the dermis, the layer of the skin underneath it, to provide access to nutrients and dispose of waste. Hence, the epidermis is the layer of skin that does not contain blood vessels.
So, the correct answer is 'epidermis'.

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