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Related to derm-: Seb derm
Variant of derma-.
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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]
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