hypodermis

noun hy·po·der·mis \ ˌhī-pə-ˈdər-məs \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of hypodermis

1 : the tissue immediately beneath the epidermis of a plant especially when modified to serve as a supporting and protecting layer
2 : the cellular layer that underlies and secretes the chitinous cuticle (as of an arthropod)

Origin and Etymology of hypodermis

hypo- + -dermis (in epidermis), probably after German Hypodermis


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hypodermis

noun hy·po·der·mis \ ˌhī-pə-ˈdər-məs \

medical Definition of hypodermis

1 : the cellular layer that underlies and secretes the chitinous cuticle (as of an arthropod)

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