-derm


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

Origin of -derm

probably < French -derme (< Greek -dermos -skinned, adj. derivative of dérma skin; or < -dermis -dermis); or directly < Greek -dermos
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British Dictionary definitions for -derm

-derm


n combining form

indicating skinendoderm

Word Origin for -derm

via French from Greek derma skin
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Medicine definitions for -derm

-derm


suff.

Skin; covering:blastoderm.
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