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a combining form meaning “skin,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, dermo-.
Also, especially before a vowel, derm-, dermat-.
Origin of dermato-
< Greek, combining form of dermat-, stem of dérma Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for dermato-


combining form
indicating skin: dermatology, dermatome, dermal, dermatitis
Word Origin
from Greek derma skin
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Word Origin and History for dermato-

before vowels, dermat-, word-forming element meaning "of or pertaining to skin," from Greek dermato- (shortened form dermo-), from derma "skin" (see derma).

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dermato- in Medicine

dermato- or dermat-
Skin: dermatophyte.

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