Anatomy Chapter 6 Vocab

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Apocrine Gland

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Biology

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Apocrine Gland

Type of gland whose secretions contain parts of secretory cells.

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Dermis

The thick layer of the skin beneath the epidermis

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Epidermis

Outer, epithelial layer of skin.

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Hair Follicle

Tube-like depression in the skin where a hair develops.

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Inflammation

Tissue response to stress that includes pain, warmth, redness, and swelling.

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Keratinization

Process by which cells form fibrils of keratin and harden.

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Melanin

Dark pigment generally found in the skin and hair.

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Melanocytes

Melanin-producing cell

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Merocrine Glands

A structure whose cells remain intact while secreting; a type of sweat gland.

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Nails

Protective plate at the distal end of a finger or toe.

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Sebaceous Glands

Skin gland that secretes sebum.

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Subcutaneous Layer

Loose connective tissue layer beneath the skin; also called hypodermis.

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Sweat Glands

Exocrine gland in skin that secretes a mixture of water, salt, and wastes such as urea.

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