Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In entomology, a soft cellular substance or tissue lining the abdominal wall of an insect, within the chitinous investment.

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

  • noun (Biol.) Same as hypoblast.
  • noun (Zoöl.) Same as Hypoderma, 2.

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

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

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

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

Etymologies

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hypo- +‎ dermis

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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  • [3] The term 'hypodermis' frequently applied to this layer is misleading.

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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 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 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 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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