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(1) The subcutaneous tissue is the third of the three layers of skin. The subcutaneous layer contains fat and connective tissue that houses larger blood vessels and nerves. This layer is important is the regulation of temperature of the skin itself and the body. The size of this layer varies throughout the body and from person to person.

Pronunciation: SUB-kyoo-TAYN-ee-us TISH-yoo (noun)

(2) Subcutaneous tissue or subcutis is the bottom layer of the skin and is composed of fat cells (adipose cells or lipocytes), connective tissue, blood vessels and nerves.

See also:

* Skin Conditions

* Skin Care

* Skin Functions

* Lymphedema Skin Infections

* Lymphedema Fungal Infections

* Dermatofibromas

* Impetigo

* Mycetoma Fungal Infection

* Skin Care, conditions, complications

* Skin Glossary

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