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derm

1

[ durm ]

noun

  1. a navigational device for making a nearby object conspicuous on a radarscope.


derm-

2
  1. variant of dermato- before a vowel:

    dermoid.

-derm

3
  1. variant of -dermatous, usually with nouns ( melanoderm; pachyderm ), or variant of -dermis ( blastoderm; ectoderm; mesoderm ).

-derm

combining form

  1. indicating skin

    endoderm



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Word History and Origins

Origin of derm1

d(elayed) e(cho) r(adar) m(arker)

Origin of derm2

Probably < French -derme (< Greek -dermos -skinned, adj. derivative of dérma skin; or < -dermis -dermis ); or directly < Greek -dermos

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Word History and Origins

Origin of derm1

via French from Greek derma skin

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Example Sentences

Again the swelling is chiefly in the derm, or true skin, and we have what is known as a flesh wart (verucca carnea).

En' do derm cells, cells lining inner cavities in the many-celled animals.

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