[dur-muh l]
Also dermic.

Origin of dermal

First recorded in 1795–1805; derm(a)1 + -al1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for dermal


  1. of or relating to the skin
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Word Origin and History for dermal

1803; see derm + -al (1). A native formation, the Greek adjective would be dermatikos, yielding *dermatic.

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dermal in Medicine


  1. Of or relating to the skin or dermis.
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dermal in Science


  1. Relating to or involving the skin.
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