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Skin - histology slide

This is a histology slide of thick skin. Thick skin (palms and soles) has an overlying epidermis with a prominent cornified layer. At high power the layers of the epidermis are from below out basal (stratum germinativum); prickle cell or Malpighian (stratum spinosum); stratum granulosum; stratum lucidum; and nonnucleated stratum corneum.

Histology slide descriptions and photography by Frank N. Miller, M.D.; histology slide courtesy of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

 

 

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