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rete ridges
medical dictionary

<dermatology, physiology> Downward thickening of the epidermis between the dermal papillae; peg is a misnomer because the dermal papillae are cylindrical but the epidermal thickening between papillae is not.

Synonyms: interpapillary ridges, rete pegs.

(05 Mar 2000)

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