derm

[durm]

Origin of derm

d(elayed) e(cho) r(adar) m(arker)

derm-

  1. variant of dermato- before a vowel: dermoid.

-derm

  1. variant of -dermatous, usually with nouns (melanoderm; pachyderm), or variant of -dermis (blastoderm; ectoderm; mesoderm).

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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British Dictionary definitions for derm

-derm

n combining form
  1. indicating skinendoderm

Word Origin for -derm

via French from Greek derma skin
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Word Origin and History for derm
n.

1835, from Greek derma "skin, hide, leather" (see derma).

-derm

word-forming element meaning "skin," from Greek derma "skin, hide, leather" (see derma).

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derm in Medicine

-derm

suff.
  1. Skin; covering:blastoderm.
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