any of the segmentally arranged mesodermal masses in a vertebrate embryo, destined to form dermis
Origin of dermatomederma + -tome
- Anatomy An area of skin innervated by sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.
- Medicine An instrument used in cutting thin slices of the skin, as for skin grafts.
- Embryology The part of a mesodermal somite from which the dermis develops.
Origin of dermatomederma- -tome
derma- + -tome (“instrument for cutting”)
- An area of skin which is innervated by afferent nerve fibers coming to a single posterior spinal root
- The cutis plate.
dermat- + -ome (“mass”)