Huxley's layer

Huxley's layer is the second layer of the inner root sheath of the hair consists of one or two layers of horny, flattened, nucleated cells. It lies between Henle's layer and the cuticle.[1] The layer is named after English biologist Thomas Henry Huxley.[2]

Huxley's layer
Transverse section of hair follicle.
Anatomical terminology


  1. "Huxley's layer". Merriam-Webster Medical Dictionary. Retrieved October 28, 2019.
  2. Steffen, C (February 24, 2002). "The man behind the eponym: Thomas Henry Huxley: Huxley's layer of the inner root sheath". PubMed. Retrieved October 28, 2019.

See also

  • Thomas Huxley
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