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Meaning of DERMIS

Pronunciation:  'durmis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the deep vascular inner layer of the skin

DERMIS is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: corium, derma
 See Also: cutis, skin, stratum, tegument



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Der"mis\, n. [NL. See {Derm}.] (Anat.)
The deep sensitive layer of the skin beneath the scarfskin or
epidermis; -- called also {true skin}, {derm}, {derma},
{corium}, {cutis}, and {enderon}. See {Skin}, and Illust. in

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The lower or inner layer of the two main layers of tissue that make up the skin.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The layer of skin just beneath the epidermis; it is composed of dense vascular connective tissue.
Thesaurus Terms
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