- cuticle of root sheath
- the innermost layer of cells of the inner root sheath of a hair follicle adjacent to the hair.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
root sheath — n the epidermal lining of a hair follicle * * * 1. an epithelial extension of the cervical loop of the enamel organ, consisting of the inner and outer enamel epithelium, and directing the number and morphological growth of the roots. It is… … Medical dictionary
Root sheath — Infobox Anatomy Name = PAGENAME Latin = GraySubject = 234 GrayPage = 1068 Caption = Transverse section of hair follicle. Caption2 = Precursor = System = Artery = Vein = Nerve = Lymph = MeshName = MeshNumber = DorlandsPre = s 10 DorlandsSuf =… … Wikipedia
Outer root sheath — The outer root sheath of the hair follicle encloses the inner root sheath and hair shaft. It is continuous with the basal layer of the interfollicular epidermis (skin). References ^ James, William; Berger, Timothy; Elston, Dirk (2005) Andrews… … Wikipedia
Cuticle (hair) — The hair cuticle is the outermost part of the hair shaft. It is a hard shingle like layer of overlapping cells, some five to twelve deep. It is formed from dead cells which form scales that gives the hair shaft strength and do the best job of… … Wikipedia
cuticle — 1. An outer thin layer, usually horny in nature. SYN: cuticula (1). 2. The layer, chitinous in some invertebrates, which occurs on the surface of epithelial cells. 3. SYN: epidermis. [L. cuticula, dim. of cutis, skin] acquired c … Medical dictionary
sheath — 1. Any enveloping structure, such as the membranous covering of a muscle, nerve, or blood vessel. Any sheathlike structure. SYN: vagina (1). 2. The prepuce of male animals, especially of the horse. 3. A specially designed tu … Medical dictionary
hair cuticle — cuticle of hair, cuticle of hair shaft a layer of cells on the external surface of the hair shaft, interlocking with the cuticle of the root sheath … Medical dictionary
cuticula — 1. [NA] SYN: cuticle (1). 2. SYN: epidermis. [L. cuticle] c. 2 c. dentis SYN: enamel cuticle. c. pili a layer of overlapping shinglelike cells that invest the hair cortex and serve to enclose the cortical cells of the hair … Medical dictionary
integument — /in teg yeuh meuhnt/, n. 1. a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind. 2. any covering, coating, enclosure, etc. [1605 15; < L integumentum a covering. See IN 2, TEGUMENT] Syn. 1. cortex, involucre, involucrum. * * * Covering of the body,… … Universalium
Nail (anatomy) — Human nails Fingernails Toenails A nail is a horn like env … Wikipedia