co·​ri·​um | \ ˈkȯr-ē-əm How to pronounce corium (audio) \
plural coria\ ˈkȯr-​ē-​ə How to pronounce coria (audio) \

Definition of corium

: dermis

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The lava-like mixture of nuclear fuel rods and other structural materials is known as corium, and finding its location is vital for decontamination efforts. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Underwater Robot Spots Possible Melted Nuclear Fuel in Fukushima Reactor," 25 July 2017

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First Known Use of corium

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corium

New Latin, from Latin, leather — more at cuirass

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co·​ri·​um | \ ˈkōr-ē-əm, ˈkȯr- How to pronounce corium (audio) \
plural coria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce coria (audio) \

Medical Definition of corium

: dermis

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