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dermatome

noun der·ma·tome \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
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Origin of DERMATOME

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

dermatome

noun der·ma·tome \ˈdər-mə-ˌtōm\

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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