Hypodermis

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Description

The subcutaneous layer of cells beneath the dermis. The skin of mammals is composed of an outer epidermis, a center dermis layer and an inner hypodermis layer. The hypodermis layer is responsible for secretions.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

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  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998