Origin of dermis
Definition for dermis (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for dermis
Hairs are delicate epidermal structures which grow imbedded in little pits or follicles in the dermis.
This vesicle is formed by the epidermis detached from the dermis, and elevated as a half sphere by serous liquid within.
A small papilla of the dermis grows into the inner end of the epidermic process when the hair is first formed.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume III (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour
Feathers, like hairs, arise from epidermal papillae which become imbedded in pits in the dermis.
In the young Jacare mentioned above, I found the dermis to be 27 distinguishable into two layers.
British Dictionary definitions for dermis
Word Origin for dermis
Word Origin and History for dermis
1830, perhaps from Latinized form of Greek derma "skin" (see derma); or perhaps a back-formation from epidermis.