Definition of Corium

1. Noun. The deep vascular inner layer of the skin.

Exact synonyms: Derma, Dermis
Group relationships: Cutis, Skin, Tegument
Generic synonyms: Stratum
Derivative terms: Dermal, Dermic

Definition of Corium

1. n. Armor made of leather, particularly that used by the Romans; used also by Enlish soldiers till the reign of Edward I.

Definition of Corium

1. Noun. (anatomy) The inner layer of skin, the dermis. ¹

2. Noun. (nuclear physics) The lavalike material produced in a nuclear meltdown. ¹

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Definition of Corium

1. a skin layer [n -RIA]

Medical Definition of Corium

1. Synonym: dermis. Origin: L. Skin, hide, leather (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Corium

coriander plant
coriander seed
coriolis force
corium (current term)
corium coronae
corium parietis
cork jacket
cork oak
cork oaks
cork taint
cork tree

Literary usage of Corium

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, descriptive and surgical by Henry Gray (1867)
"The corium consists of strong interlacing fibrous bands, composed chiefly ... The corium varies in thickness, from a quarter of a line to a line and a half, ..."

2. Handbook of Diseases of the Skin by Hugo Ziemssen (1885)
"An exceptionally slight development of the corium is found in the skin of the ... In these places, the corium is simply a thickening of the papillary layer, ..."

3. A Manual of histology by Thomas Edward Satterthwaite (1882)
"Only the corium and subcutaneous tissue are provided with blood-vessels. The arterial blood-vessels supplying the skin form two parallel horizontal layers, ..."

4. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"The corium, Cutis Vera, Dennis, or True Skin is tough, flexible, and highly elastic. ... Other branches unite in a plexus immediately beneath the corium; ..."

5. Manual of Human Histology by Albert Kölliker, George Busk (1853)
"The proper corium is a tough, slightly-elastic membrane, and is composed ... The former constitutes the inner layer of the corium, and consists of a white, ..."

6. Practical treatise on diseases of the skin by John Vietch Shoemaker (1897)
"The corium, derma, cutis, or cutis vera, is the most important and mosf highly ... The corium is divided for facility of description into the upper or ..."

7. The British Journal of Dermatology by British Association of Dermatology (1908)
"Under the microscope there was seen: (1) in the corium, a slight cellular ... To sum up, there was: slight cellular infiltration in the corium ; some slight ..."

8. A Text-book of Practical Medicine: With Particular Reference to Physiology by Felix von Niemeyer (1869)
"Beneath them, or beneath the scab, we find the corium destroyed and converted ... In psoriasis, the effusion which forms upon the surface of the corium is ..."

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