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Epidermis [ Botany ]
Adjective:  Epidermal

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  The epidermis is the thin outermost protective cell layer covering the leaves and young organs of a plant, usually include the waxy water-impermeable material (cuticle) overlying the living cells.  
In succulents, the epidermis may bear protective features such as thick, fine hair (trichomes).





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