dermatome

noun
der·​ma·​tome | \ ˈdər-mə-ˌtōm How to pronounce dermatome (audio) \

Definition of dermatome

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

Other Words from dermatome

dermatomal \ ˌdər-​mə-​ˈtō-​məl How to pronounce dermatome (audio) \ adjective

Examples of dermatome in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Shingles most commonly shows up in a band called a dermatome that goes from one side of your midsection around your waistline. Korin Miller, Health.com, 21 Apr. 2021 Shingles is an exquisitely painful herpesvirus illness (herpes zoster virus, to be specific) that leads to pain along a nerve in a dermatome, followed by painful sores and blisters. Nina Shapiro, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of dermatome

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dermatome

International Scientific Vocabulary dermat- + -ome

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“Dermatome.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dermatome. Accessed 28 Jan. 2022.

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More Definitions for dermatome

dermatome

noun
der·​ma·​tome | \ ˈdər-mə-ˌtōm How to pronounce dermatome (audio) \

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 How to pronounce dermatome (audio) \ or dermatomic \ -​mik How to pronounce dermatome (audio) \ adjective

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