Etymology
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derma (n.)

"the true skin, the skin beneath the epidermis," 1706, from Modern Latin derma, from Greek derma (genitive dermatos) "(flayed) skin, leather," from PIE root *der- "to split, flay, peel," with derivatives referring to skin and leather.

updated on July 29, 2018

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Definitions of derma from WordNet

derma (n.)
the deep vascular inner layer of the skin;
Synonyms: dermis / corium
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