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dermatome

play
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 of dermatome

International Scientific Vocabulary dermat- + -ome


First Known Use: 1910


Medical Dictionary

dermatome

play
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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