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derma

1
[ dur-muh ]
/ ˈdɜr mə /
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noun
Anatomy, Zoology. dermis.
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Origin of derma

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

Other definitions for derma (2 of 3)

derma2
[ 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

Other definitions 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)

derma1
/ (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)

derma2
/ (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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Medical definitions for derma (1 of 3)

derma
[ dûrmə ]

n.
dermis

Medical definitions for derma (2 of 3)

derma-

pref.
Skin:dermabrasion.

Medical definitions for derma (3 of 3)

-derma

suff.
Skin; skin disease:scleroderma.
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