epi·​der·​mal | \ˌe-pə-ˈdər-məl \
variants: or less commonly epidermic \ˌe-​pə-​ˈdər-​mik \

Definition of epidermal 

: of, relating to, or arising from the epidermis

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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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1816, in the meaning defined above

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epi·​der·​mal | \ˌep-ə-ˈdər-məl \

Medical Definition of epidermal 

: of, relating to, or arising from the epidermis

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