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Unformatted text preview: The papillary layer is a thin outer layer of areolar connective tissue with fingerlike projections called dermal papillae that protrude into the epidermis. In the hands and feet, the dermal papillae generate epidermal ridges (sweat from the epidermal ridges leaves fingerprints). The reticular layer is a thick layer of dense irregular connective tissue. It lies deep to the papillary layer and makes up most of the dermis....
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