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 dermatomal (audio) \ adjective

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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The first known use of dermatome was in 1910

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“Dermatome.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dermatomes. Accessed 24 January 2020.

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

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