dermis: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (dûr'mis), [key]
- the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis, composed of connective tissue, blood and lymph vessels, sweat glands, hair follicles, and an elaborate sensory nerve network. Also called
- a combining form meaning “skin,” “layer of tissue,” used in the formation of compound words: exodermis; gastrodermis.
- dermis (Thesaurus)