Science / Biology / Skin: One of eleven major body organ systems in animals; the outermost layer protecting multicellular animals from the loss or exchange of internal fiuids and from invasion by foreign microorganisms; composed of two layers: the epidermis and dermis.

Other Words for Skin

Skin Verb Synonyms: epidermis, derma, integument, hide, pelt, fleece, fell


Health / First Aid / Moleskin: Soft material that reduces friction and protects skin. MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Buskins: Originally called kothorni in Greek, the word buskins is a Renaissance term for the elegantly laced boots worn by actors in ancient Greek tragedy. The buskins later became elevator shoes that made the MORE

Onion Skin

Health / Fitness / Onion Skin: Slang denoting skin with very low percentage of subcutaneous fat, which helps to accentuate muscularity. MORE

Thick Skin

Health / Fitness / Thick Skin: Smooth skin caused by too much fatty tissue between the layers of muscle and beneath the skin. MORE

Masking Fluid

Life Style / Painting / Masking Fluid: A latex gum product that is used to cover a surface you wish to protect from receiving paint. Miskit by Grumbacher and Art masking fluid by Winsor & Newton are two such products. Also referred to as l MORE


Life Style / Coffee / Silverskin: The thin, innermost skin of the coffee fruit. It clings to the dried coffee beans until it is either removed by polishing or floats free during roasting and becomes what roasters call chaff. MORE