skin

1. the area of the formation that is damaged because of the invasion of foreign substances into the exposed section of the formation adjacent to the wellbore during drilling and completion. 2. the pressure drop from the outer limits of drainage to the wellbore caused by the relatively thin veneer (or skin) of the affected formation. Skin is expressed in dimensionless units: a positive value denotes formation damage; a negative value indicate improvement. Also called skin effect. ...

Skin

Skin is the soft outer covering of vertebrates. Other animal coverings such as the arthropod exoskeleton have different developmental origin, structure and chemical composition. The adjective cutaneous means `of the skin` (from Latin cutis, skin). In mammals, the skin is an organ of the integumentary system made up of multiple layers of ectoderm.....
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin

skin

(from the article `integument`) In all vertebrates the skin has two major layers. The outer, relatively thin epidermis is composed of closely packed cells with little intercellular ... The intact skin has a cell turnover time of several weeks, with the capability, shared by all renewal tissues, of temporarily increasing the rate of ... ...
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/s/105

skin

(skin) the outer covering of the body. The skin is the largest organ of the body and performs a number of vital functions: it serves as a protective barrier against microorganisms; it helps shield the delicate, sensitive tissues beneath it from mechanical and other injuries; it acts as an insulator against heat an...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001

skin

[n] - the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit) 2. [n] - a person`s skin regarded as their life 3. [n] - a natural protective covering of the body 4. [n] - a bag serving as a container for liquids 5. [n] - an outer surface (usually thin) 6. [v] - bruise, cut, or injure the skin or the surface of 7. [v]...
Found on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=skin

Skin

• (v. i.) To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over. • (n.) A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle, 1. • (v. i.) To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one`s own, or to use in such exercise cribs, memeoranda, etc., which are prohibited. • (n.) The bark or husk of a pl...
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/skin/

skin

noun the tissue forming the hard outer layer (of e.g. a fruit)
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=skin

skin

tegument noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; `your skin is the largest organ of your body`
Found on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=skin

skin

(general) piel, dermis
Found on http://www.aleida.net/gloss3-en.html

skin

(of face) cutis
Found on http://www.aleida.net/gloss3-en.html

Skin

[aeronautics] More about the skin of aircraft covered in its wings and fuselage. ==History== As the twentieth century progressed, aluminum became an essential metal in aircraft. The cylinder block of the engine that powered the Wright brothers’ plane at Kitty Hawk in 1903 was a one-piece casting in an aluminum alloy containing 8% copper; ...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_(aeronautics)

Skin

[computing] In computing, a skin (also known as visual styles in Windows XP) is a custom graphical appearance preset package achieved by the use of a graphical user interface (GUI) that can be applied to specific computer software, operating system, and websites to suit the purpose, topic, or tastes of different users. As such a skin can co...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skin_(computing)

Skin

Skin intransitive verb 1. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over. 2. To produce, in recitation, examination, etc., the work of another for one's own, or to use in such exercise cribs, memeoranda, etc., which are prohibited. [ College Cant, U.S.]
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/114

Skin

Skin noun [ Icelandic skinn ; akin to Swedish skinn , Danish skind , Anglo-Saxon scinn , German schined to skin.] 1. (Anat.) The external membranous integument of an animal. » In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/114

Skin

Skin transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Skinned ; present participle & verbal noun Skinning .] 1. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal. 2. To cover with skin, or as ...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/S/114

skin

1. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal. ... 2. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. 'It will but skin and film the ulcerous place.' (Shak) ... 3. To strip of money or property; to cheat. ... Origin: Skinned; Skinning. ... 1. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over. ......
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973

Skin

a skins game pits players in a type of match play in which each hole has a set value (usually in money or points). The player who wins the hole is said to win the "skin", and whatever that skin is worth. Skins games may be more dramatic than standard match play if it is agreed by the players that holes are not halved. Then, when any two players tie...
Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_golf

Skin

A thin surface layer different chemically or structurally from the main mass of a metal object.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/22067

Skin

An undesirable effect where a layer of dried paint has formed on the surface inside its pot. Skinning is caused by the pot not being airtight, allowing air to enter, which then cures the paint at its surface. The paint underneath remains unaffected as the skin acts as a barrier to the air. Skinning can be prevented by ensuring a tight fit when clos...
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20471

skin

Covering of the body of a vertebrate. In mammals, the outer layer (epidermis) is dead and its cells are constantly being rubbed away and replaced from below; it helps to protect the body from infection and to prevent dehydration. The lower layer (dermis) contains blood vessels, nerves, hair roots...
Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0008203.html

skin

Dermoid Tissue, is composed of two layers, the cuticle, epidermis or epithelium and the corium or dermis.
Found on http://www.quick-facts.co.uk/medicene/anatomy.htm

skin

in human anatomy, the covering, or integument, of the body`s surface that both provides protection and receives sensory stimuli from the external ... [26 related articles]
Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/s/105

Skin

Layer of relatively dense material used on the surface of the core of a sandwich structure.
Found on http://www.komprex.com/Glossary/index.htm

Skin

One dollar.
Found on http://www.gamblingplanet.org/Gambling-Glossary-S

Skin

One of eleven major body organ systems in animals; the outermost layer protecting multicellular anim
Found on http://www.superglossary.com/Glossary/Science/Biology/
No exact match found