- 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
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- 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
Word Origin and History for dermas
"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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