Human skin has two distinct layers. What are they called?
#95783. Asked by armindasantana. (May 18 08 5:25 AM)
I believe that the human skin is composed of three primary layers: the epidermis, which provides waterproofing and serves as a barrier to infection; the dermis, which serves as a location for the appendages of skin; and the hypodermis (subcutaneous adipose layer).
The two layers are dermis and epidermis. Hypodermis (subcutaneous layer -- is not considered part of skin) is composed mostly of fibrous loose irregular connective tissues and adipose cells (calorie storing, insulation & cushioning).
Did you know that your skin is the largest organ of your body? Not surprising, then, that the English language is rife with sayings and expressions that incorporate the word 'skin'. Try your hand at these.
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