[ kawr-ee-uhm, kohr- ]

noun,plural co·ri·a [kawr-ee-uh, kohr-]. /ˈkɔr i ə, ˈkoʊr-/.
  1. Anatomy, Zoology. dermis.

  2. Entomology. the thickened, leathery, basal portion of a hemelytron.

Origin of corium

1645–55; <Latin: skin, hide, leather

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/ (ˈkɔːrɪəm) /

nounplural -ria (-rɪə)
  1. Also called: derma, dermis the deep inner layer of the skin, beneath the epidermis, containing connective tissue, blood vessels, and fat

  2. entomol the leathery basal part of the forewing of hemipterous insects

Origin of corium

C19: from Latin: rind, skin, leather

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