derma

1
[dur-muh]
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Origin of derma

1
1825–35; New Latin < Greek dérma skin, equivalent to dér(ein) to skin + -ma noun suffix

derma

2
[dur-muh]
noun
  1. beef or fowl intestine used as a casing in preparing certain savory dishes, especially kishke.
  2. kishke.

Origin of derma

2
< Yiddish derme, plural of darm intestine < Middle High German; akin to Old English thearm gut

-derma

  1. a combining form of derma1, used especially in the names of disorders of the skin: scleroderma; xeroderma.
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Contemporary Examples of derma

  • Because taxidermy uses “derma” (skin) to create a lifelike replica, a preserved creature triggers deep emotions in us.

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    Cool, Dead, and Stuffed

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    March 11, 2010

Historical Examples of derma


British Dictionary definitions for derma

derma

1
noun
  1. another name for corium Also: derm (dɜːm)

Word Origin for derma

C18: New Latin, from Greek: skin, from derein to skin

derma

2
noun
  1. beef or fowl intestine used as a casing for certain dishes, esp kishke

Word Origin for derma

from Yiddish derme, plural of darm intestine, from Old High German daram; related to Old English thearm gut, Old Norse tharmr
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Word Origin and History for derma
n.

"skin beneath the epidermis," 1706, from Modern Latin derma, from Greek derma (genitive dermatos) "skin," from PIE root *der- "to split, peel, flay" (see tear (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

derma in Medicine

derma

[dûrmə]
n.
  1. dermis

-derma

suff.
  1. Skin; skin disease:scleroderma.
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