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cutis

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

1595–1605; <Latin: skin; akin to Greek skŷtoshide2
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British Dictionary definitions for cutis

cutis
/ (ˈkjuːtɪs) /

noun plural -tes (-tiːz) or -tises
zoology a technical name for skin

Word Origin for cutis

C17: from Latin: skin
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Medical definitions for cutis

cutis
[ kyōōtĭs ]

n. pl. cu•tis•es
Dermis.
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