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Subcutaneous Layer

  • Lies below the dermis.
  • It is a thick layer of loose connective tissue and fatty tissue. This tissue is also called adipose tissue.
  • This fatty tissue varies in thickness according to the age, sex and general health of the individual.
  • It gives smoothness and contour to the body.
  • It stores fat for use as energy.
  • It serves as an insulating layer.
  • It acts as a protective cushion for the outer skin.

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