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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.
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Origin of cutis

1595–1605; < Latin: skin; akin to Greek skŷtos hide2
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Related Words for cutis

fur, coating, crust, surface, jacket, husk, membrane, rind, bark, sheath, integument, parchment, film, hide, pelt, outside, slough, shell, peel, hull

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Historical Examples of 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).

  • Cutis anserina—gooseflesh—was pronounced on the thighs and upper arms.

  • The epidermis will close over, and the cutis and the pellis.

    Lorna Doone

    R. D. Blackmore

British Dictionary definitions for cutis


noun plural -tes (-tiːz) or -tises
  1. zoology a technical name for skin
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Word Origin for cutis

C17: from Latin: skin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

cutis in Medicine


n. pl. cu•tis•es
  1. Dermis.
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