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The superficial (outermost) layer of the integument (skin).
It overlays the dermis.
The layer of the skin between the epidermis and the subcutis (subcutaneous layer).
Cushion-like part of animal foot.
The tough, superficial cutis (
outer layer of skin
) of the pad is keratinized and hairless.
Under the cutis is the thick subcutis. The fatty (adipose) tissue of the subcutis provides a cushion to absorb shock during locomotion.
There are 39 subspecies of wolf, including the grey wolf, red wolf, the dingo and the domestic dog.
DNA sequencing has confirmed that the grey wolf and the domestic dog share common ancestry.
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The layer of tissue directly underlying the
Not considered to constitute the
It consists primarily of connective (collagenous and elastic) tissue and fatty (adipose) tissue.
Sweat glands are located in the subcutis of
of dogs and cats.
do not have sweat glands on their feet.
(adj.) as in
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