der·​mat·​o·​some | \ (ˌ)dərˈmatəˌsōm, ˈdərmətəˌ- \
plural -s

Definition of dermatosome

: one of the ranked particulate elements joined by cytoplasm that in one theory of cell-wall structure are held to make up the plant cell wall broadly : a structural unit of cellulose in a plant cell wall

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History and Etymology for dermatosome

International Scientific Vocabulary dermat- + -some; originally formed as German dermatosom

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“Dermatosome.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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