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English definition of “dermatome”

dermatome

noun [C] uk   /ˈdɜːm.ə.teʊm/ us    /ˈdɜrm.əˌtoʊm/ specialized

dermatome noun [C] (skin)

an area of the skin supplied by a single spinal nerve

dermatome noun [C] (tool)

a tool used to take very thin slices of skin from one part of the body to repair skin in another area
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