Definition of Cutis

1. Noun. A natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch. "Your skin is the largest organ of your body"

Definition of Cutis

1. n. See Dermis.

Definition of Cutis

1. Noun. (anatomy) The true skin or dermis, underlying the epidermis. ¹

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Definition of Cutis

1. the corium [n -TES or -TISES] - See also: corium

Medical Definition of Cutis

1. 1. To strip off the skin or hide of; to flay; to peel; as, to skin an animal. 2. To cover with skin, or as with skin; hence, to cover superficially. "It will but skin and film the ulcerous place." (Shak) 3. To strip of money or property; to cheat. Origin: Skinned; Skinning. 1. To become covered with skin; as, a wound skins over. 2. To produce, in recitation, examination, etc, the work of another for one's own, or to use in such exercise cribs, memeoranda, etc, which are prohibited. 1. The external membranous integument of an animal. In man, and the vertebrates generally, the skin consist of two layers, an outer nonsensitive and nonvascular epidermis, cuticle, or skarfskin, composed of cells which are constantly growing and multiplying in the deeper, and being thrown off in the superficial, layers; and an inner sensitive, and vascular dermis, cutis, corium, or true skin, composed mostly of connective tissue. 2. The hide of an animal, separated from the body, whether green, dry, or tanned; especially, that of a small animal, as a calf, sheep, or goat. 3. A vessel made of skin, used for holding liquids. See Bottle. "Skins of wine." 4. The bark or husk of a plant or fruit; the exterior coat of fruits and plants. 5. That part of a sail, when furled, which remains on the outside and covers the whole. The covering, as of planking or iron plates, outside the framing, forming the sides and bottom of a vessel; the shell; also, a lining inside the framing. Skin friction, Skin resistance, the friction, or resistance, caused by the tendency of water to adhere to the immersed surface (skin) of a vessel. Skin graft, a small portion of skin used in the process of grafting. See Graft. Skin moth, any insect which destroys the prepared skins of animals, especially the larva of Dermestes and Anthrenus. Skin of the teeth, nothing, or next to nothing; the least possible hold or advantage. Skin wool, wool taken from dead sheep. Origin: Icel. Skinn; akin to Sw. Skinn, Dan. Skind, AS. Scinn, G. Schined to skin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cutis

cutireaction test
cutis (current term)
cutis anserina
cutis graft
cutis laxa
cutis marmorata
cutis plate
cutis rhomboidalis nuchae
cutis unctuosa
cutis vera

Literary usage of Cutis

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

1. Manual of Human Histology by Albert Kölliker, George Busk (1853)
"The cutis may ---• be again subdivided into two layers, the subcutaneous cellular tissue, t1-la Fig. 45. Perpendicular section through the whole skin of the ..."

2. On diseases of the skin: A System of Cutaneous Medicine by Erasmus Wilson (1868)
"In yeneral atrophia cutis the skin becomes thinned and stretched, and seems as if ... A remarkable case of atrophia cutis fell under our observation in 1849 ..."

3. On Diseases of the Skin, Including the Exanthemata by Ferdinand Hebra, Charles Hilton Fagge, Moriz Kaposi (1874)
"... skin sometimes represents a peculiar, substantive morbid process—Atrophia cutis ... or a consequence of some other disease of the skin—Atrophia cutis ..."

4. A Manual of Examinations: Upon Anatomy and Physiology, Surgery, Practice of by John Livingston Ludlow (1846)
"cutis Vera. Q. What is the structure of the cutis ? — A. It consists of a close intermixture of fibres, plentifully supplied with bloodvessels and nerves ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Surgical by Henry Gray (1901)
"Corrugator cutis ani. External sphincter ani. Coccygeus. ... The Corrugator cutis Ani.—Around the anus is a thin stratum of involuntary muscular fibre, ..."

6. Diseases of the skin by Richard Lightburn Sutton (1919)
"OSTEOMA cutis. Synonym.—Osteitis cutis. True bony deposits in the skin are exceedingly rare, and their real nature is seldom recognized until the tissue is ..."

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