Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the deep vascular inner layer of the skin

Etymologies

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

[Latin, skin; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

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From Latin corium ("leather").

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core +‎ -ium

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

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

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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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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  • "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