dermatome


der·ma·tome

noun \ˈdər-mə-ˌtōm\

Definition of DERMATOME

:  the lateral wall of a somite from which the dermis is produced
der·ma·to·mal \ˌdər-mə-ˈtō-məl\ adjective

Origin of DERMATOME

International Scientific Vocabulary dermat- + -ome
First Known Use: 1910

der·ma·tome

noun \ˈdər-mə-ˌtōm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DERMATOME

1
: an instrument for cutting skin for use in grafting
2
: the lateral wall of a somite from which the dermis is produced
der·ma·to·mal \ˌdər-mə-ˈtō-məl\ or der·ma·to·mic \-mik\ adjective

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