(Figures 112–122)
  • William D. Gude
  • Gerald E. Cosgrove
  • Gerald P. Hirsch


The skin consists of two distinct components: the epidermis of keratinizing, stratified squamous epithelium, and the dermis. Thin skin occurs over most of the hairy regions while thick skin appears over the hairless areas, i.e., feet, tail, nipples, and genital and anal areas.


Hair Follicle Sebaceous Gland Dermal Papilla Hair Shaft Stratify Squamous Epithelium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William D. Gude
    • 1
  • Gerald E. Cosgrove
    • 2
  • Gerald P. Hirsch
    • 3
  1. 1.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  2. 2.San Diego Zoological SocietySan DiegoUSA
  3. 3.Veterans Administration Wadsworth Hospital CenterLos AngelesUSA

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