Definition of derm

 (Entry 1 of 3)

variants: or derma- or dermo-

Definition of derm- (Entry 2 of 3)

: skin dermal

Definition of -derm (Entry 3 of 3)

: skin : covering ectoderm

History and Etymology for derm

Combining form

New Latin, from Greek derm-, dermo-, from derma, from derein to skin — more at tear entry 1

Noun combining form

probably from French -derme, from Greek derma

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“Derm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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