dermis definition

  • noun:
    • The sensitive and painful connective tissue level of your skin positioned underneath the skin, containing nerve endings, perspiration and sebaceous glands, and bloodstream and lymph vessels. Also called corium, cutis, derma1.
    • The muscle of the skin underlying the epidermis.
    • The deep delicate level of your skin beneath the scarfskin or skin; -- labeled as in addition true epidermis, derm, derma, corium, cutis, and enderon. See skin, and Illust. in Appendix.
    • identical to derma.
    • the deep vascular inner level of the skin

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