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epidermis (n.)

1620s, from Late Latin epidermis, from Greek epidermis "the outer skin," from epi "on" (see epi-) + derma "skin" (from PIE root *der- "to split, flay, peel," with derivatives referring to skin and leather). Related: Epidermal; epidermic.

updated on May 24, 2017

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Definitions of epidermis from WordNet

epidermis (n.)
the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates;
Synonyms: cuticle
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