[ durm ]
/ dɜrm /


a navigational device for making a nearby object conspicuous on a radarscope.

Origin of derm


Definition for derm (2 of 3)


variant of dermato- before a vowel: dermoid.

Definition for derm (3 of 3)


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for derm


n combining form

indicating skinendoderm

Word Origin for -derm

via French from Greek derma skin
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Medical definitions for derm



Skin; covering:blastoderm.
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