[ durm ]
/ dɜrm /
a navigational device for making a nearby object conspicuous on a radarscope.
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Origin of derm
Words nearby derm
Definition for derm (2 of 3)
variant of dermato- before a vowel: dermoid.
Definition for derm (3 of 3)
Origin of -derm
probably <French -derme (<Greek -dermos -skinned, adj. derivative of dérma skin; or <-dermis-dermis); or directly <Greek -dermos
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Example sentences from the Web for derm
En' do derm cells, cells lining inner cavities in the many-celled animals.A Guide for the Study of Animals|Worrallo Whitney
Again the swelling is chiefly in the derm, or true skin, and we have what is known as a flesh wart (verucca carnea).Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
British Dictionary definitions for derm
n combining form
Word Origin for -derm
via French from Greek derma skin
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Medical definitions for derm
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