from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The sensitive connective tissue layer of the skin located below the epidermis, containing nerve endings, sweat and sebaceous glands, and blood and lymph vessels. Also called corium, cutis, derma1.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The tissue of the skin underlying the epidermis.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The deep sensitive layer of the skin beneath the scarfskin or epidermis; -- called also true skin, derm, derma, corium, cutis, and enderon. See skin, and Illust. in Appendix.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as derma.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
New Latin, back-formation from Late Latin epidermis, epidermis; see epidermis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From New Latin, from Ancient Greek δέρμα (derma, "skin, hide"), from δέρω (dero, "to skin, to flay"). (Wiktionary)