The stratum lucidum is a layer of
skin located within the epidermis.
The skin is also known as the "integument", or "integumentary system".
More specifically, the stratum lucidum is a layer of the epidermis (outer-skin) that consists of approx. 5 layers of clear, flat, dead cells known as keratinocytes. This layer is not present all over the body, but is usually found in the thick skin on the soles of the feet and the palms of the hands.
To view the location of the stratum lucidum layer relative to the other key components of the skin see the diagram of the structure of the skin. This may be of particular interest to students of courses in massage, reflexology, beauty therapies, and other health science or clinical courses.