[ kyoo-tis ]
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noun,plural cu·tes [kyoo-teez], /ˈkyu tiz/, cu·tis·es.
  1. the true skin, consisting of the dermis and the epidermis.

Origin of cutis

1595–1605; <Latin: skin; akin to Greek skŷtoshide2

Words Nearby cutis Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use cutis in a sentence

  • Variable œdema of the prickle layer and of the cutis is found.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin | Henry Weightman Stelwagon
  • From the separate cells first budded off there are formed the cutis, part of the connective tissue and the calcareous skeleton.

  • Qu cum aquis pota specum repeteret, impactum Frothonis ferrum aspero cutis horrore contempsit.

    Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
  • The epidermis will close over, and the cutis and the pellis.

    Lorna Doone | R. D. Blackmore
  • Darwin possesses the epidermis of poetry but not the cutis; the cortex without the liber, alburnum, lignum, or medulla.

    Anima Poet | Samuel Taylor Coleridge

British Dictionary definitions for cutis


/ (ˈkjuːtɪs) /

nounplural -tes (-tiːz) or -tises
  1. zoology a technical name for skin

Origin of cutis

C17: from Latin: skin

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