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.