In order to form a protective layer, a persons skin must resist being scraped or rubbed away. Which of the following skin characteristic prevents this from occurring?

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    The dermis of the skin contains the blood vessels that supply nutrients to the epidermis.
    Sebaceous glands in the skin secrete sebum.
    The epidermis of the skin is a stratified squamous epithelium.
    The dermis of the skin is filled with hair follicles and sweat glands.
asked May 19, 2013 in Biology by anonymous
    

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The epidermis of the skin is a stratified squamous epithelium.
answered May 20, 2013 by Bioshare ~Top Expert~ (34,070 points)

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