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dermal

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adjective der·mal \ˈdər-məl\

Definition of dermal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to skin and especially to the dermis :  cutaneous

  2. 2 :  epidermal



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The word dermal often comes up nowadays in connection with cosmetic treatments. Dermal therapy usually means restoring moisture to dry, cracked skin. Dermal fillers such as collagen can be injected to fill in acne scars or reduce wrinkles. These have now been joined by treatments like Botox, which paralyzes facial dermal muscles, again in order to reduce wrinkles (since those dermal muscles are used to form expressions). A synonym for dermal is cutaneous.

Circa 1803

First Known Use of dermal

circa 1803


DERMAL Defined for Kids

dermal

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adjective der·mal \ˈdər-məl\

Definition of dermal for Students

  1. :  of or relating to skin




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dermal

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adjective der·mal \ˈdər-məl\

Medical Definition of dermal

  1. 1:  of or relating to skin and especially to the dermis :  cutaneous

  2. 2:  epidermal




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