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Dermatology Glossary

Dermatology and your skin from A to Z with our Dermatology Glossary: a dermatology glossary of essential words you need to know to better understand dermatological products and how your skin works.


The deepest layer of the epidermis, the basal layer is made of a single row of cells connected to one another by cell junctions or desmosomes. The basal layer is also called the germinal layer (its cells are constantly dividing and are therefore considered the stem cells of the epidermis).