- the true skin, consisting of the dermis and the epidermis.
Origin of cutis
1595–1605; < Latin: skin; akin to Greek skŷtos hide2
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Examples from the Web for cutis
I dreamed about cutis oenea half the night after I came to see you.The Poet at the Breakfast Table
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
Variable œdema of the prickle layer and of the cutis is found.Essentials of Diseases of the Skin
Henry Weightman Stelwagon
Undercote, or undercoat; fester under the skin (coat is "cutis," skin).Letters of Samuel Rutherford
Cutis anserina—gooseflesh—was pronounced on the thighs and upper arms.The Trial of Callista Blake
The epidermis will close over, and the cutis and the pellis.Lorna Doone
R. D. Blackmore
- zoology a technical name for skin
C17: from Latin: skin
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