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Is the skin a membrane or an organ -- or both?

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1. How can the skin be both a membrane and an organ? Please be very specific.
2. Also, what are fibers in the dermis produced by?

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Anatomy can be a difficult subject to grasp because of the multitude of new terms to learn and memorize. This solution provides a clear explanation of the difference between a membrane and an organ, and help to clarify the potential confusion that students may have on this subject.

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1. A membrane is a non-specific term that can denote any type of covering or membrane. So, in a generic sense, the skin is a membrane that "covers" the entire body. Usually, the skin is not referred to as a membrane. There is a ...

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