What does cornified skin mean?

Cornified skin means horny layer

The stratum corneum (Latin for 'horny layer') is the outermost layer of the epidermis, consisting of dead cells (corneocytes). This layer is composed of 15–20 layers of flattened cells with no nuclei and cell organelles. Their cytoplasm shows filamentous keratin. These corneocytes are embedded in a lipid matrix composed of ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids.

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the formation of a horny layer of skin
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Cornified skin means the formation of a horny layer of skin, or horny skin structures, as hair,nails,orscales,from squamous epithelial cells.
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