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hypodermis

noun hy·po·der·mis \ˌhī-pə-ˈdər-məs\

Definition of HYPODERMIS

1
:  the tissue immediately beneath the epidermis of a plant especially when modified to serve as a supporting and protecting layer
2
:  the cellular layer that underlies and secretes the chitinous cuticle (as of an arthropod)

Origin of HYPODERMIS

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1866

Rhymes with HYPODERMIS

hypodermis

noun hy·po·der·mis \ˌhī-pə-ˈdər-məs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPODERMIS

1
:  the cellular layer that underlies and secretes the chitinous cuticle (as of an arthropod)

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