Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The substance of skin or mucous membrane; the corium, derma, or true skin, and the corresponding deep part of mucous membrane, as distinguished from epidermis or epithelium. See cut under skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Anat.) The deep sensitive and vascular layer of the skin and mucous membranes.

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

  • noun anatomy The deep sensitive and vascular layer of the skin and mucous membranes.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ἐν (en, "in") δέρος (deros) (alternative form of δέρμα (derma, "skin")).

Examples

  • The skin of Vertebrate animals consists of two Layers: an outer layer (the epidermis or ecteron), and an inner layer (the dermis or enderon).

    The Common Frog

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