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Stratum Lucidum

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Epidermis varies in thickness throughout the body depending mainly on frictional forces and is thickest on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. The stratum lucidum is normally only well seen in thick epidermis and represents a transition from the stratum granulosum to the stratum corneum.

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Jason R. Swanson
Last Updated: November 15,1996
Created: January 19, 1996