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epidermis
used in Oryx and Crake

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Definition
the outer layer of the skin (which is itself composed of four to five layers)
  • One subject had grown a big genital wart all over her epidermis, distressing to observe, but they'd taken care of that with lasers and exfoliation, at least temporarily.
    p. 295.7
  • The main idea was to find a method of replacing the older epidermis with a fresh one, not a laser-thinned or dermabraded short-term resurfacing but a genuine start-over skin that would be wrinkle— and blemish-free.
    p. 55.3
  • Pretty soon it would be the NooSkins BeauToxique Treatment for her — Wrinkles Paralyzed Forever, Employees Half-Price — plus, in say five years, the Fountain of Yooth Total Plunge, which rasped off your entire epidermis.
    p. 175.6

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