Dermis meaning

dûrmĭs
The layer of skin just below the epidermis.
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The sensitive connective tissue layer of the skin located below the epidermis, containing nerve endings, sweat and sebaceous glands, and blood and lymph vessels.
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The innermost layer of the skin in vertebrate animals. The dermis lies under the epidermis and contains nerve endings and blood and lymph vessels. In mammals, the dermis also contains hair follicles and sweat glands.
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(anatomy) The tissue of the skin underlying the epidermis.
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The sensitive connective tissue layer of the skin located below the epidermis, containing nerve endings, sweat and sebaceous glands, and blood and lymph vessels.
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Origin of dermis

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

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

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

    From Wiktionary