- of or relating to the skin.
Origin of dermal
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The skin is in most forms at any rate unprovided with dermal scutes.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
That is what they call the dermal nitrate test, I believe is the correct name that they give it.Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Dermal structures that undergo ontogenetic change are of little importance in comparing a juvenile with a large adult.The Amphibians and Reptiles of Michoacn, Mxico
William E. Duellman
The copious secretion of the dermal glands is of especially glutinous quality in Gastrophryne.Field Study of Kansas Ant-Eating Frog
Henry S. Fitch
A bloated toad, studded with dermal excrescences, was boasting that she was the wartiest creature alive.Cobwebs From an Empty Skull
Ambrose Bierce (AKA: Dod Grile)
- of or relating to the skin
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Word Origin and History for dermal
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- Of or relating to the skin or dermis.
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- Relating to or involving the skin.
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