Dermis Definition

dûrmĭs
noun
The layer of skin just below the epidermis.
Webster's New World
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Origin of Dermis

  • From New Latin, from Ancient Greek δέρμα (derma, “skin, hide”), from δέρω (dero, “to skin, to flay”).

    From Wiktionary

  • New Latin back-formation from Late Latin epidermis epidermis epidermis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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