dermis

noun der·mis \ ˈdər-məs \

Definition of dermis

:the vascular, thick layer of the skin lying below the epidermis and above the superficial fascia that contains fibroblasts, macrophages, mast cells, B cells, and sensory nerve endings and has an extracellular matrix composed of proteoglycans and glycoproteins embedded with collagen and elastin fibers called also corium, cutis; see hair illustration

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Origin and Etymology of dermis

New Latin, from Late Latin -dermis


-dermis

noun combining form

Definition of -dermis

:layer of skin or tissue
  • endodermis

Origin and Etymology of -dermis

Late Latin, from Greek, from derma


DERMIS Defined for Kids

dermis

noun der·mis \ ˈdər-məs \

Definition of dermis for Students

:the inner sensitive layer of the skin

Medical Dictionary

dermis

noun der·mis \ ˈdər-məs \

medical Definition of dermis

:the vascular, thick layer of the skin lying below the epidermis and above the superficial fascia that contains fibroblasts, macrophages, mast cells, B cells, and sensory nerve endings and has an extracellular matrix composed of proteoglycans and glycoproteins embedded with collagen and elastin fibers called also corium, cutis, cutis vera, derma

Illustration of dermis


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