Adjective "dermis" definition and examples

(Dermis may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈdəːmɪs/

Definitions and examples

noun

The skin.
  1. 'Occasionally, the upper reticular dermis also may be infiltrated, but by isolated single cells.'
  2. 'Mitotic figures are variably present, and tumor aggregates may extend into the reticular dermis or even subcutaneous fat.'
  3. 'The thicker or inner layer of the dermis contains blood vessels, hair follicles, nerve endings, sweat and sebaceous glands.'
  4. 'Although it is composed of two primary layers, the outer epidermis and the inner dermis, it also contains arteries, veins, nerve fibers, sweat glands and hair follicles among other things.'
  5. 'The epidermis is devoid of blood vessels but is nourished by diffusion from capillaries in the underlying dermis.'

More definitions

1. Anatomy, Zoology. the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis, composed of connective tissue, blood and lymph vessels, sweat glands, hair follicles, and an elaborate sensory nerve network.

More examples(as adjective)

"layers can be dermis."

Origin

Mid 19th century: modern Latin, suggested by epidermis.