from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of ascomycetous fungi, type of the family Hypodermataceæ, having the ascocarps elongate and opening by a longitudinal slit.
- noun In botany, the layer of colorless cells just beneath the epidermis of a leaf; also extended to the external cortex under the epidermis of a stem: introduced in the first sense by Kraus (1865). It is most commonly collenchyma. Also
- noun [capitalized] A genus of hypodermic dipterous insects, or botflies, of the family Œstridæ, species of which live under the skin of various ruminant and other hoofed quadrupeds. H. bovis is the bot-fly of the ox. A related species, H. linearis, is known in Texas as the heel-fly, from attacking the heels of cattle.
- noun [capitalized] A genus of chiropterous mammals, or bats.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Bot.) A layer of tissue beneath the epidermis in plants, and performing the physiological function of strengthening the epidermal tissue. In phanerogamous plants it is developed as
- noun (Zoöl.) An inner cellular layer which lies beneath the chitinous cuticle of arthropods, annelids, and some other invertebrates.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun botany A
layerof tissuebeneath the epidermisin plants, performing the physiologicalfunction of strengthening the epidermal tissue. In phanerogamousplants it is developed as collenchyma.
- noun zoology An inner
cellularlayer which lies beneath the chitinous cuticleof arthropods, annelids, and some other invertebrates.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun in some classifications considered the type genus of the family Hypodermatidae: warble flies
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n. swelling or abcess beneath the skin on the back of horses, cattle, and other mammals, caused by the presence of the larva of a warble fly hypoderma bovis.