The Stratum Lucidum is a layer of
skin located within the epidermis.
(The skin is also known as the "integument",
More specifically, the stratum lucidum is a layer of
the epidermis (outer-skin) that consists of approx. 5 layers of clear,
flat, dead cells known as keratinocytes.
This layer is not present all over the body, but is
usually found in the thick skin on the soles of the feet and the palms
of the hands.
To view the location of stratum lucidum
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.