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View in Spanish: Superficie de contacto papilar-reticular de la dermis

Papillary-reticular dermal interface (PA-pih-LAYR-ee- reh-TIH-kyoo-ler DER-mul IN-ter-fays)
The layer of the skin between the papillary dermis (the thin top layer of the dermis) and the reticular dermis (the thick bottom layer of the dermis). The dermis is the layer of skin below the epidermis (the outer layer of the skin).

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.