The thin, membranous tissue that lines most of the internal and external surfaces of an animal's body. Epithelium is composed of one or more layers of densely packed cells. In vertebrates, it lines the outer layer of the skin (epidermis), the surface of most body cavities, and the lumen of fluid-filled organs, such as the gut or intestine.
(Geology) The central portion of the earth below the mantle, beginning at a depth of about 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) and probably consisting of iron and nickel. It is made up of a liquid outer core and a solid inner core.
The solid, outermost layer of the Earth, lying above the mantle. &diamf3; The crust that includes continents is called continental crust and is about 35.4 to 70 km (22 to 43.4 mi) thick. It consists mostly of rocks, such as granites and granodiorites, that are rich in silica and aluminum, with minor amounts of iron, magnesium, calcium, sodium, and potassium. &diamf3; The crust that includes ocean floors is called oceanic crust and is about 4.8 to 9.7 km (3 to 6 mi) thick. It has a similar composition to that of continental crust, but has higher concentrations of iron, magnesium, and calcium and is denser than continental crust. The predominant type of rock in oceanic crust is basalt.
A unit of weight equal to 1,000 pounds (455 kilograms).
applies to the hard covering of trees and woody plants
is used of the skin or rind of fruit that has been removed, as by stripping potato peel, lemon peel
applies to the thick, tough covering of certain fruits, as of a watermelon, or of cheeses, bacon, etc.
refers to the skin, esp. the untanned skin, of a fur-bearing animal, as of a mink, fox, sheep, etc.
is used of the tough skins of certain large animals, as of a horse, cow, elephant, etc.
is the general term for the outer covering of the animal body and for the covering, especially if thin and tight, of certain fruits and vegetables human skin, the skin of a peach
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