1. Outer, protective non vascular layer of the skin of vertebrates.2. Outer layers of cells of some invertebrates. 3. Outermost layer of cells covering plants and leaves.

EPIDERMIS: "The epidermis is the outr layer of cells covering an organism."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EPIDERMIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/epidermis/ (accessed September 23, 2021).