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Meaning of CORIUM

Pronunciation:  'kowreeum

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
 
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 Synonyms: derma, dermis
 
 See Also: cutis, skin, stratum, tegument

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Co"ri*um\ (k?"r?-?m), n. [L. corium leather.]
1. Armor made of leather, particularly that used by the
   Romans; used also by Enlish soldiers till the reign of
   Edward I. --Fosbroke.

2. (Anat.)
   (a) Same as {Dermis}.
   (b) The deep layer of mucous membranes beneath the
       epithelium.

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The layer of skin just beneath the epidermis; it is composed of dense vascular connective tissue.
 

 

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