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

  • adj. Of or relating to the skin or dermis.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to skin or integument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the integument or skin of animals; dermic.
  • adj. Pertaining to the dermis or true skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, pertaining to skin, or the external covering of the body; consisting of skin; cutaneous; tegumentary.
  • In botany, pertaining to the epidermis.

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

  • adj. of or relating to or located in the dermis
  • adj. relating to or existing on or affecting the skin
  • adj. of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula


From Ancient Greek δέρμα (derma, "skin") +‎ -al (Wiktionary)



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