epi·​der·​mal | \ ˌe-pə-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce epidermal (audio) \
variants: or less commonly epidermic \ ˌe-​pə-​ˈdər-​mik How to pronounce epidermic (audio) \

Definition of epidermal

: of, relating to, or arising from the epidermis

Examples of epidermal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Before the first signs of epidermal discomfort take hold, one of the easiest ways to arm yourself is to invest in a humidifier for your bedroom, says Bowe. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Can You Prevent Dry Skin? 4 Expert Tips for Chilly Days Ahead," 13 Sep. 2019 Since then Jones has gotten treatment for John’s skin condition, which veterinarian diagnosed as inflammatory linear verrucous epidermal nevus (ILVEN). Kelli Bender, PEOPLE.com, "Meet Kasey! Puppy Mill Survivor and Winner of the World’s Cutest Rescue Dog Contest," 12 Sep. 2019 Tarceva is a small molecule which disrupts signals transmitted by a protein called the epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR). The Economist, "Knives, beams, drugs and antibodiesToday’s anti-cancer tools are ever better wielded," 14 Sep. 2017 Rogers and his team are also trialing epidermal electronics in several different areas. Emily Matchar, Smithsonian, "Will These Flexible Skin Patches Replace Wires in Hospitals?," 8 June 2017

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First Known Use of epidermal

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Epidermal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epidermal. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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epi·​der·​mal | \ ˌep-ə-ˈdər-məl How to pronounce epidermal (audio) \

Medical Definition of epidermal

: of, relating to, or arising from the epidermis

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