dermatome

noun
der·​ma·​tome | \ˈdər-mə-ˌtōm \

Definition of dermatome 

: the lateral wall of a somite from which the dermis is produced

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dermatomal \ˌdər-​mə-​ˈtō-​məl \ adjective

First Known Use of dermatome

1910, in the meaning defined above

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International Scientific Vocabulary dermat- + -ome

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The first known use of dermatome was in 1910

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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

Other Words from dermatome

dermatomal \ˌdər-​mə-​ˈtō-​məl \ or dermatomic \-​mik \ adjective

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