Definitions for DERMISˈdɜr mɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

der•misˈdɜr mɪs(n.)

  1. the thick layer of skin beneath the epidermis.

    Category: Anatomy, Zoology

Origin of dermis:

1820–30; extracted from epidermis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dermis, corium, derma(noun)

    the deep vascular inner layer of the skin


  1. dermis(Noun)

    The tissue of the skin underlying the epidermis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dermis(noun)

    the deep sensitive layer of the skin beneath the scarfskin or epidermis; -- called also true skin, derm, derma, corium, cutis, and enderon. See Skin, and Illust. in Appendix


  1. Dermis

    The dermis is a layer of skin between the epidermis and subcutaneous tissues, that consists of connective tissue and cushions the body from stress and strain. It is divided into two layers, the superficial area adjacent to the epidermis called the papillary region and a deep thicker area known as the reticular dermis. The dermis is tightly connected to the epidermis through a basement membrane. Structural components of the dermis are collagen, elastic fibers, and extrafibrillar matrix. It also contains Mechanoreceptors that provide the sense of touch and heat, hair follicles, sweat glands, sebaceous glands, apocrine glands, lymphatic vessels and blood vessels. Those blood vessels provide nourishment and waste removal for both dermal and epidermal cells.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Dermis

    A layer of vascularized connective tissue underneath the EPIDERMIS. The surface of the dermis contains innervated papillae. Embedded in or beneath the dermis are SWEAT GLANDS; HAIR FOLLICLES; and SEBACEOUS GLANDS.

Anagrams of DERMIS

  1. dimers


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