corneocyte

The dead keratin-filled squamous cell of the stratum corneum. SYN: horny cell, keratinized cell. [cornea, L. fem. of corneus, horny, + G. kytos, cell]

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cor·neo·cyte (korґne-o-sīt″) the remains of a keratinocyte in the stratum corneum ready to be shed.

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