dermis

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noun der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Definition of dermis

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of dermis

New Latin, from Late Latin -dermis


First Known Use: circa 1830


-dermis

noun combining form der·mis

Definition of -dermis

  1. :  layer of skin or tissue endodermis

Origin and Etymology of -dermis

Late Latin, from Greek, from derma


DERMIS Defined for Kids

dermis

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noun der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Definition of dermis for Students

  1. :  the inner sensitive layer of the skin


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dermis

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noun der·mis \ˈdər-məs\

Medical Definition of dermis

  1. :  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

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