Definition of Dermis

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

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



Definition of Dermis

1. n. 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 Appendix.

Definition of Dermis

1. Noun. (anatomy) The tissue of the skin underlying the epidermis. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dermis

1. derma [n -MISES] : DERMIC [adj] - See also: derma

Medical Definition of Dermis

1. Mesodermally derived connective tissue underlying the epithelium of the skin. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermis

dermatosparaxis
dermatotherapy
dermatothlasia
dermatotropic
dermatoxenoplasty
dermatozoiasis
dermatozoon
dermatozoonosis
dermatrophia
dermenchysis
dermestes
dermestid
dermestids
dermestoid
dermic
dermis (current term)
dermises
dermo-
dermoblast
dermobranchiata
dermobranchiate
dermochelyid
dermochelyids
dermocyma
dermoepidermal interface
dermographia
dermohaemal
dermoid
dermoid cyst

Literary usage of Dermis

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1. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1899)
"The surface of the skin, that is, the contour of the epidermis, does not follow the papillary contour of the dermis; the papillae accordingly appear to ..."

2. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The epidermis and the dermis.—Two quite distinct parts of the cuticula are ... The dermis is situated beneath the epidermis. It is formed in layers, ..."

3. The Aural Surgery of the Present Day by Wilhelm Kramer (1863)
"In other rare cases flat or pedunculated fleshy tumours spring from the inflamed dermis of the inner third of the meatus. Constitutional febrile disturbance ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1843)
"The dermis and its dependencies, its glands, and its follicles, ... Inflammation of the dermis. 2. Hypertrophy of the Papillae of the dermis. 3. ..."

5. A Course of Lectures on Physiology by Émile Küss, Mathias Marie Duval (1875)
"dermis and Epidermis.—The skin (Fig. 93) is formed of the dermis and the epidermis. The dermis forms a substratum of connective and elastic tissue, ..."

6. The Cat: An Introduction to the Study of Backboned Animals, Especially Mammals by St. George Jackson Mivart (1900)
"The dermis, or ... the dermis is also specially modified with a view to the formation of the claws; for at the root of each claw it forms a transverse ..."

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