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dermis

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noun der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Definition of dermis

  1. :  the sensitive vascular inner mesodermic layer of the skin —called also corium, cutis — see hair illustration



Origin and Etymology of dermis

New Latin, from Late Latin -dermis


First Known Use: circa 1830

Rhymes with dermis


-dermis

noun combining form der·mis

Definition of -dermis

  1. :  layer of skin or tissue <endodermis>



Origin and Etymology of -dermis

Late Latin, from Greek, from derma


DERMIS Defined for Kids

dermis

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noun der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Definition of dermis for Students

  1. :  the inner sensitive layer of the skin




Medical Dictionary

dermis

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noun der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Medical Definition of dermis

  1. :  the vascular, thick layer of the skin lying below the epidermis and above the superficial fascia that contains fibroblasts, macrophages, mast cells, B cells, and sensory nerve endings and has an extracellular matrix composed of proteoglycans and glycoproteins embedded with collagen and elastin fibers—called also corium, cutis, cutis vera, derma



Illustration of dermis


Learn More about dermis

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of dermis Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about dermis


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