- Anatomy, Zoology. dermis.
Origin of derma1
1825–35; New Latin < Greek dérma skin, equivalent to dér(ein) to skin + -ma noun suffix
Origin of derma2
< Yiddish derme, plural of darm intestine < Middle High German; akin to Old English thearm gut
- a combining form of derma1, used especially in the names of disorders of the skin: scleroderma; xeroderma.
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Examples from the Web for derma
Because taxidermy uses “derma” (skin) to create a lifelike replica, a preserved creature triggers deep emotions in us.Cool, Dead, and Stuffed
March 11, 2010
Scleroderma is from two Greek words: scleros, hard; derma, skin.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
It is not only admissible, but preferable, not to wound the derma at all.
The true skin, lying beneath the cuticle; also called the derma.A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene
Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
At a later period extravasations of a larger size and more irregular form occur in the deeper layers of the derma.
In the mucous membranes extravasations of greater or less extent may occur, as in the derma.
- another name for corium Also: derm (dɜːm)
C18: New Latin, from Greek: skin, from derein to skin
- beef or fowl intestine used as a casing for certain dishes, esp kishke
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
"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
- Skin; skin disease:scleroderma.
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