State how the following structures of the skin are adapted to their functions;

State how the following structures of the skin are adapted to their functions;

i)    Malphigian layer

has actively dividing cells that give rise to new epidermal cells
Epidermal cells contain Melanin that protects /prevents the skin against ultraviolet rays/UV light

ii)    Sebaceous glands

Secrete sebum, an antiseptic/water repellent substance/prevent drying/cracking of skin/makes skin supple



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