Meaning of “dermis” in the English Dictionary

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"dermis" in British English

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dermisnoun [ S ]

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


  • 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.

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