- a combining form meaning “skin,” used in the formation of compound words: dermatology.
Origin of dermato-
< Greek, combining form of dermat-, stem of dérma
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derma-, before a vowel dermat- or before a vowel derm-
- indicating skindermatology; dermatome; dermal; dermatitis
Word Origin for dermato-
from Greek derma skin
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before vowels, dermat-, word-forming element meaning "of or pertaining to skin," from Greek dermato- (shortened form dermo-), from derma "skin" (see derma).
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