Definition of Dermal

1. Adjective. Of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula.

Exact synonyms: Cuticular, Epidermal, Epidermic
Derivative terms: Cuticle, Cuticula, Epidermis, Epidermis
Partainyms: Cuticle, Cuticula, Cuticle, Cuticle, Cuticle

2. Adjective. Of or relating to or located in the dermis.
Exact synonyms: Dermic
Partainyms: Dermis, Dermis
Derivative terms: Dermis, Dermis

3. Adjective. Relating to or existing on or affecting the skin. "A cutaneous infection"
Exact synonyms: Cutaneal, Cutaneous
Partainyms: Cutis, Cutis, Cutis
Derivative terms: Cutis

Definition of Dermal

1. a. Pertaining to the integument or skin of animals; dermic; as, the dermal secretions.

Definition of Dermal

1. Adjective. (anatomy) Of or pertaining to skin or integument. ¹

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Definition of Dermal

1. derma [adj] - See also: derma

Medical Definition of Dermal

1. 1. Pertaining to the integument or skin of animals; dermic; as, the dermal secretions. 2. Pertaining to the dermis or true skin. Origin: From Derm. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermal

dermal (current term)
dermal-fat graft
dermal bone
dermal duct tumour
dermal graft
dermal irritation
dermal leishmanoid
dermal papillae
dermal sinus
dermal system
dermal tissue
dermal tuberculosis

Literary usage of Dermal

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

1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"Arch. dermal. Syph., Wien, 64, 1003, (278). [Fall von Glimmen und Rupia ... Arch. dermal. Syph., Wien, 65, 1003, (387-408). Ober das fl├╝chtige Ueber das ..."

2. Geological Magazine by Henry Woodward (1891)
"determined with certainty, but various spines, bosses, and plates have been found, that clearly pertain to the dermal covering of ..."

3. A Text-book of Physiology: Normal and Pathological. For Students and by Winfield Scott Hall (1905)
"SUMMARY OF THE MORPHOLOGIC FEATURES OF THE dermal SYSTEM THE HISTOGENESIS AND ... Functionally the dermal system is, par excellence, the system of external ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1872)
"On some dermal Tubercles associated with Fossil Fish-remains. ... with those teeth-like bodies or dermal tubercles, and to consider the remains of the ..."

5. Outlines of Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates by John Sterling Kingsley (1917)
"THE dermal MUSCLES The muscles already mentioned are connected with the skeleton, but in the higher vertebrates a dermal musculature appears in which the ..."

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