derma

1
[ dur-muh ]
/ ˈdɜr mə /

noun

Anatomy, Zoology. dermis.

Origin of derma

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

Definition for derma (2 of 3)

derma

2
[ dur-muh ]
/ ˈdɜr mə /

noun

beef or fowl intestine used as a casing in preparing certain savory dishes, especially kishke.

Origin of derma

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

Definition for derma (3 of 3)

-derma


a combining form of derma1, used especially in the names of disorders of the skin: scleroderma; xeroderma.
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British Dictionary definitions for derma (1 of 2)

derma

1
/ (ˈdɜːmə) /

noun

another name for corium Also: derm (dɜːm)

Word Origin for derma

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

British Dictionary definitions for derma (2 of 2)

derma

2
/ (ˈdɜːmə) /

noun

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

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.)).

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Medicine definitions for derma (1 of 2)

derma

[ dûrmə ]

n.

dermis

Medicine definitions for derma (2 of 2)

-derma


suff.

Skin; skin disease:scleroderma.
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