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The sensitive connective tissue layer of the skin located below the epidermis, containing nerve endings, sweat and sebaceous glands, and blood and lymph vessels. Also called corium, cutis, derma1.
[New Latin, back-formation from Late Latin epidermis, epidermis; see epidermis.]
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(Zoology) another name for corium
[C19: New Latin, from epidermis]
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the thick layer of skin beneath the epidermis.
[1820–30; extracted from epidermis]
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The innermost layer of the skin in vertebrate animals, lying under the epidermis and containing nerve endings and blood and lymph vessels. In mammals, the dermis also contains hair follicles and sweat glands.
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(or corium) The layer of skin below the epidermis, containing nerves, blood vessels, glands, and hair follicles.
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|Noun||1.||dermis - the deep vascular inner layer of the skin|
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"
stratum - one of several parallel layers of material arranged one on top of another (such as a layer of tissue or cells in an organism or a layer of sedimentary rock)
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