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Stratum subcutaneum

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stratum subcutaneum --> superficial fascia

A loose fibrous envelope beneath the skin, containing fat in its meshes (panniculus adiposus) or fasciculi of muscular tissue (panniculus carnosus); it contains the cutaneous vessels and nerves and is in relation by its undersurface with the deep fascia.

Synonym: fascia superficialis, tela subcutanea, hypoderm, hypodermis, stratum subcutaneum, subcutis.