Definitions

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

  • n. An epidermal layer of cells that secretes an overlying chitinous cuticle, as in arthropods.
  • n. Botany A layer of cells lying immediately below the epidermis.
  • n. Anatomy A subcutaneous layer of loose connective tissue containing a varying number of fat cells.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An epidermal layer of cells that secretes an overlying chitinous cuticle, as in arthropods.
  • n. A layer of cells lying immediately below the epidermis.
  • n. A subcutaneous layer of loose connective tissue containing fat cells, lying beneath the dermis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as hypoblast.
  • n. Same as Hypoderma, 2.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In annelids, as the earthworm, a thick layer, below the cuticula, of reticulated or nucleated tissue, in the meshes of which is a copious transparent gelatinous substance. It is considered by some as probably representing both the dermis and the epidermis of other animals.
  • n. In entomology, a soft cellular substance or tissue lining the abdominal wall of an insect, within the chitinous investment.

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

  • n. layer of cells that secretes the chitinous cuticle in e.g. arthropods

Etymologies

hypo- +‎ dermis (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Just as in humans, the hypodermis is the connective tissue layer underlying the dermis of the skin.

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  • Skin is composed of three primary layers: the epidermis, which provides waterproofing and serves as a barrier to infection; the dermis, which serves as a location for the appendages of skin; and the hypodermis, which is called the basement membrane.

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  • There is the outer layer known as the epidermis, the dermis in the middle and the inner hypodermis.

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  • The key area is the dermis, a layer of skin sandwiched between the outer epidermis and the deep hypodermis.

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  • The former involves damage to the outer layer of skin the epidermis and the underlying dermis; the latter involves damage to all three layers of skin—epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis—and often destroys underlying fat, muscle, nerve, and bone tissue.

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  • The underlying skin (corium or hypodermis) consists chiefly of connective tissue, contains numerous blood-vessels and nerves, and has a totally different origin.

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  • The cells of the hypodermis multiply greatly, and lie one above the other in numerous layers.

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  • This enables simultaneous deep volumetric heating of the dermis and hypodermis layers that in turn regenerates collagen and shrinks fat cells.

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