- a navigational device for making a nearby object conspicuous on a radarscope.
Origin of derm
d(elayed) e(cho) r(adar) m(arker)
- variant of dermato- before a vowel: dermoid.
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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Examples from the Web for derm
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
En' do derm cells, cells lining inner cavities in the many-celled animals.A Guide for the Study of Animals
- indicating skinendoderm
via French from Greek derma skin
Word Origin and History for derm
1835, from Greek derma "skin, hide, leather" (see derma).
word-forming element meaning "skin," from Greek derma "skin, hide, leather" (see derma).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Skin; covering:blastoderm.
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