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dermatome

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noun der·ma·tome \ˈdər-mə-ˌtōm\

Definition of dermatome

  1. :  the lateral wall of a somite from which the dermis is produced

dermatomal

play \ˌdər-mə-ˈtō-məl\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of dermatome

International Scientific Vocabulary dermat- + -ome


First Known Use: 1910


Medical Dictionary

dermatome

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noun der·ma·tome \ˈdər-mə-ˌtōm\

Medical Definition of dermatome

  1. 1:  an instrument for cutting skin for use in grafting

  2. 2:  the lateral wall of a somite from which the dermis is produced

dermatomal

\ˌdər-mə-ˈtō-məl\play or

dermatomic

\-mik\play adjective



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