The Histology Guide

Crossword: Skin

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The Clues

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