Terms: Corneocyte

Corneocytes are differentiated keratinocytes which compose most of the stratum corneum, the outer part of the epidermis.  Below you see a rendering of the stratum corneum.

Stratum Corneum

Corneocytes are replaced through the process of desquamation and renewed from the lower epidermal layers.  Corneocytes are essential to the skin’s barrier function.

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