The Stratum Germinativum is a layer of
skin located within the epidermis.
(The skin is also known as the "integument",
More specifically, the stratum germinativum is labelled
as the deepest layer of the epidermis (outer-skin) in some texts. However,
in other texts this layer is not mentioned and instead the
two layers within it are labelled individually.
These layers are the
basale - layers which, together, form the stratum germinativum.
To view the location of stratum germinativum
relative to the other key components of the skin see:
of the Structure of the Skin. This may be of particular interest
to students of courses in massage,
reflexology, beauty therapies, and other clinical courses.