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English definition of “dermis”

dermis

noun [S]     /ˈdɜː.mɪs/ US  /ˈdɝː-/ specialized
the thick layer of skin under the epidermis (= thin outer layer) that contains blood vessels, sweat glands and nerve endingsThe skin, and skin colour
(Definition of dermis noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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