clear layer of epidermis n.
The layer of the epidermis just beneath the stratum corneum, consisting of two or three layers of flat clear cells with atrophied nuclei. Also called stratum lucidum.
- Clear sailing
noun phrase Easy and unimpeded progress; easy going: After a rough couple of months it was clear sailing (1850s+)
- Clear the table
see: clear out , def. 1.
- Clear with
Obtain approval or permission. For example, Before you proceed, you’ll have to clear it with the main office. [ Mid-1900s ]
adj. also cleche, “pierced through with a figure of the same kind,” from French cléché (17c.), from Latin *clavicatus “key-holed,” or clavicella “little key,” from clavis “key” (see slot (n.2)).