Transverse section of hair follicle.
Outer Root Sheath
The outer root sheath corresponds with the stratum mucosum (Stratum germinativum and Stratum Spinosum) of the epidermis, and resembles it in the rounded form and soft character of its cells; at the bottom of the hair follicle these cells become continuous with those of the root of the hair.
Inner Root Sheath
The inner root sheath consists of
- (1) a delicate cuticle next the hair, composed of a single layer of imbricated scales with atrophied nuclei;
- (2) Huxley's layer
- (3) Henle's layer
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