Meaning of dermis

der•mis

Pronunciation: (dûr'mis), [key]
— n.
  1. 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

-dermis

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “skin,” “layer of tissue,” used in the formation of compound words: exodermis; gastrodermis.
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