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The stratum lucidum is a layer of the epidermis found throughout the body, but is thickest on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet. Located between the stratum granulosum and stratum corneum layers. It is composed of three to five layers of dead, flattened keratinocytes. [1][2] The thickness of the lucidum is controled by the rate of mitosis of the epidermal cells. In addition, melanocytes determine the darkness of the stratum lucidum.

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  1. ^ McGrath, J.A.; Eady, R.A.; Pope, F.M. (2004). Rook's Textbook of Dermatology (Seventh Edition). Blackwell Publishing. Pages 3.8. ISBN 9780632064298.
  2. ^ Tortora, Gerard; Derrickson, Bryan; Principles of Anatomy and Physiology (2009)152 John Wiley & Sons Inc, Hoboken, NJ ISBN978-0-470-08471-7.


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