Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See dermis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The inner layer of skin, the dermis.
  • n. The deep layer of mucous membranes beneath the epithelium.
  • n. Armour made of leather, particularly that used by the Romans.
  • n. The lavalike material produced in a nuclear meltdown.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Armor made of leather, particularly that used by the Romans; used also by Enlish soldiers till the reign of Edward I.
  • n.
  • n. Same as Dermis.
  • n. The deep layer of mucous membranes beneath the epithelium.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anatomy, the innermost layer of the skin; the cutis vera or true skin, as distinguished from the cuticle or scarfskin; the derma, as distinguished from the epidermis; the enderon, as distinguished from the ecderon. See cut under skin.
  • n. In entomology, the basal portion of the hemielytrum of a heteropterous insect, distinguished by its horny texture from the terminal portion or membrane. See cut under clavus.
  • n. A tunic of leather with overlying flaps. It appears in the Bayeux tapestry, and was used as late as the time of Henry III.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the deep vascular inner layer of the skin

Etymologies

Latin, skin; see sker-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin corium ("leather"). (Wiktionary)
core +‎ -ium (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The name derives from coupling eco – reflecting environmentally sound products and business practices – with corium, which is Latin for skin.

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  • Outside this muscular tube we have the external envelope of the vertebrate body, which is known as the corium or cutis.

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  • Immediately above the corium is the outer skin (epidermis, o), the general covering of the whole outer surface.

    The Evolution of Man — Volume 1

  • The coronary band Pulvinus coronae lies in the coronary groove immediately distal to the periople corium, proximal to the parietal surface of the distal phalanx, and abaxial of the ungular cartilages of the foot.

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  • I hope that we can all kind of stick to the higher standards of the corium and debate in this country and I think on this issue, you know, it happened, the congressman addressed in a straight forward manner and we should move on because a lot of politics in the air here.

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  • Cùm autem ad flumim peruenerunt, maiores habent rotundum ac letie corium, in cuius summitate per circuitum ansas erebras facientes funem imponunt ac stringunt, ita quod in circuitu quasi ventrem efficiunt, quem vestibus ac rebus cæteris replent, fortissimeque ad inuicem comprimunt.

    The long and wonderful voyage of Frier Iohn de Plano Carpini

  • C鵰 autem ad flumim peruenerunt, maiores habent rotundum ac letie corium, in cuius summitate per circuitum ansas erebras facientes funem imponunt ac stringunt, ita quod in circuitu quasi ventrem efficiunt, quem vestibus ac rebus c鎡eris replent, fortissimeque ad inuicem comprimunt.

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  • Nicole, sensitized down to the corium of the skin, saw the withdrawal in his face.

    Tender is the Night

  • It is made up of an outer layer called the epidermis and an inner layer, the true skin or corium, which rests upon a subcutaneous layer, composed principally of fat and connective tissue.

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  • Conaciæ domino regi Angliæ tributum singulis annis, scilicet de singulis decem animalibus vnum corium placabile mercatoribus, tam de tota terra sua, quàm de aliena.

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  • "Corium, also called fuel containing material (FCM) or lava-like fuel containing material (LFCM), is a lava-like molten mixture of portions of nuclear reactor core, formed during a nuclear meltdown, the most severe class of a nuclear reactor accident. It consists of nuclear fuel, fission products, control rods, structural materials from the affected parts of the reactor, products of their chemical reaction with air, water and steam, and, in case the reactor vessel is breached, molten concrete from the floor of the reactor room." --Wikipedia

    August 11, 2011