Anatomy Term: wound epidermis
XAO ID: 0004397
Synonyms: apical wound epidermis
Definition: "A layer of epidermal cells that initially covers the surface of an amputation site. Fibroblasts from the surrounding connective tissue migrate across the amputation surface to meet at the center of the wound. These fibroblasts multiply to form a blastema, which are the progenitors for the new limb."
Stage Range: NF stage 13 to death
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References: NCBO BioPortal, Ontology Lookup Service