dermis

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɜːmɪs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɝmɪs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dûrmis)


WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
der•mis /ˈdɜrmɪs/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Anatomythe thick layer of skin beneath the epidermis.
See -derm-.
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
der•mis  (dûrmis),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Anatomy, Zoology[Zool.]the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis, composed of connective tissue, blood and lymph vessels, sweat glands, hair follicles, and an elaborate sensory nerve network. Also called  corium. 
  • Neo-Latin; abstracted from epidermis
  • 1820–30

-dermis, 
  • a combining form meaning "skin,'' "layer of tissue,'' used in the formation of compound words:exodermis; gastrodermis.
  • Cf.  -derm. 
    • compare dermis on the model of epidermis

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    dermis /ˈdɜːmɪs/ n
    1. another name for corium
    Etymology: 19th Century: New Latin, from epidermis

    ˈdermic adj
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