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Skin; covering: blastoderm.
n combining form
(Biology) indicating skin: endoderm.
[via French from Greek derma skin]
var. of dermato- before a vowel: dermabrasion.
a combining form meaning “skin, layer of tissue” (blastoderm; ectoderm) or “one having skin” of the kind specified (pachyderm).
[probably (< French -derme) < Greek -dermos or -dermatos -skinned]