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dermis

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noun der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Definition of dermis

  1. :  the sensitive vascular inner mesodermic layer of the skin —called also corium, cutis — see hair illustration



Origin of dermis

New Latin, from Late Latin -dermis


First Known Use: circa 1830

Rhymes with dermis


-dermis

noun combining form der·mis

Definition of -dermis

  1. :  layer of skin or tissue <endodermis>



Origin of -dermis

Late Latin, from Greek, from derma


DERMIS Defined for Kids

dermis

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noun der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Definition of dermis

  1. :  the inner sensitive layer of the skin




Medical Dictionary

dermis

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noun der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Medical Definition of dermis

  1. :  the sensitive vascular inner mesodermic layer of the skin—called also corium, cutis, cutis vera, derma



Illustration of dermis


-dermis

noun combining form -der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Medical Definition of -dermis

  1. :  layer of skin or tissue <epidermis>




Learn More about dermis

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "dermis" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "dermis"


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