The Histology Guide

Crossword: Skin

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The Clues

1 What is the name for the glands that secrete sebum onto hair?
2 In which epidermal layer would you find dividing cells?
3 What type of fibre in the dermis gives the skin its resilience and strength?
4 The smooth muscle that is attached to hairs is called the ___ pili muscle
5 What is the name of the type of fibre found in the dermis, that gives the skin its elasticity?
6 Which layer of skin is only found in thick skin?
7 What is the name of the nail fold at the base of the nail?
8 The epithelium of skin is known as stratified squamous _______ epithelium
9 What is the skin specialisation found at the end of fingers and toes?
10 What is the name for the touch receptors found in the basal layer of the epidermis, mostly in thick skin?
11 What is another name for the cells known as keratinocytes in the epidermis of skin?
12 Which layer of skin mostly contains keratinocytes?
13 What type of glands are found in the hypodermis?
14 What is the name for the finger-like projections of dermis that project up into the epidermis?