Skin is the outer layer of something.(noun)
An example of a skin is the peel of an onion.
Skin is defined as to remove the outer surface of something.(verb)
An example of to skin is to remove the fur of an animal.
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Origin: ME skinn < ON, akin to Ger schinden, to flay, peel < IE *(s)ken(d)-, to split off (< base *sek-, to cut: see saw) > OIr ceinn, a scale, scurf
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Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old Norse skinn; see sek- in Indo-European roots.
cutaway of human skinA. melanocyte B. muscle C. sebaceous gland D. hair shaft E. epidermis F. dermis G. subcutaneous tissue H. fat I. artery J. sweat gland K. hair follicle L. Pacinian corpuscle
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absence of pigmentation in the skin.
Medicine. a congenital absence of pigment in the skin, hair, and eyes, ranging in scope from partial to total. Also albinoism. Cf. melanism. —albino, n. —albinotic, adj.
the surgical process of removing the outer layer of the skin, as for cosmetic purposes in the removal of acne scars, etc.
neuralgia of the skin.
1. the patterns of ridges of skin on the fingers and palm and the bottoms of the feet.
2. the study dealing with these patterns. —dermatoglyphic, adj.
Medicine. a condition in which lightly touching or scratching the skin causes raised, reddish marks. Also dermatographia, dermographia, dermographism. —dermatographic, adj.
Anatomy. a description of the skin. —dermatographic, adj.
the branch of medicine that studies the skin and its diseases. —dermatologist, n. —dermatological, adj.
an abnormal fear of skin disease. Also dermatosiophobia, dermatopathophobia.
any form of plastic surgery of the skin, as skin grafts.
the raising of the hairs on the skin as a response to cold or fear; goose bumps or goose pimples.
a darkening of the skin caused by an unusually high amount of pigmentation.
abnormal thickening of the skin. Cf. pachymenia. —pachydermic, adj.
thickening of the skin or of a membrane. Cf. pachydermia. —pachymenic, adj.
a mania for picking at growths.
the treatment of disease, especially diseases of the skin, with light rays. —phototherapeutic, adj.
the state or quality of being wrinkled, as the skin. —rugose, adj.
a person with light-colored hair and fair complexion. —xantho-chroid, xanthochroous, adj.
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