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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A theoretical place usually conceived as having depth; One of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock).

Usage examples (34)
  • Firstly, the matrix in which the cells of the stratum corneum are embedded is rich in lipid.
  • I think the most significant effect of commerce and the social stratum is the strengthening of the middle class.
  • The uppermost layer of skin is called the stratum corneum and it's where cells called keratinocytes replicate.
  • The superior surface is free, slightly convex, and covered by a layer of white substance, termed the stratum zonale. for more
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