Meaning of “dermis” in the English Dictionary


"dermis" in English

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dermisnoun [ S ]

uk /ˈdɜː.mɪs/ us /ˈdɝː.mɪs/ specialized

Examples from literature

  • Below the dermis lies the subcutis. 
  • Below the epidermis lies the dermis. 
  • In the dermis are also millions of tiny nerve endings. 
  • Skin is made up of three layers: the epidermis, the dermis, and the subcutis. 
  • The nerve endings in the dermis are found at different depths and react to the movement of body hair, pressure, vibration, and temperature. 
  • By trimming some of the surplus skin or dermis, especially at the top, it may be more easily flattened. 
  • Compare the dermis and the epidermis with reference to thickness, composition, and function. 
  • No blood vessels are found in the epidermis, its nourishment being derived from the lymph which reaches it from the dermis. 
  • Only the part next to the dermis is made up of living cells. 
  • There remains the dermis or second layer of skin which is also of value for identification purposes. 

(Definition of “dermis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)