Main meanings of derma in English

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derma1

Pronunciation /ˈdəːmə/

See synonyms for derma

noun

another term for dermis
‘Repairing major damage to the derma is a difficult problem facing plastic surgeons.’
  • ‘The name echinoderm comes from the Greek echinos, meaning hedgehog, and derma, the skin.’
  • ‘Being lipophilic, the oil can penetrate down through the upper level of the skin to the derma.’
  • ‘We have, therefore, two conditions present in the derma, the bearing of which on the production of the superjacent epidermis is now to be considered.’
  • ‘In burn injuries, for example, derma cells are cultivated from epithelium cells and then grow onto the surface of the wound.’

Origin

Early 18th century modern Latin, from Greek ‘skin’.

Main meanings of derma in English

: derma1derma2

derma2

Pronunciation /ˈdəːmə/

See synonyms for derma

noun

mass noun
  • Beef or chicken intestine, stuffed and cooked in dishes such as kishke.

    ‘They'd serve you exotic treats like stuffed derma or chopped liver with sliced egg and there would be a live band and floral centerpieces and matchbooks with your friend's name on it embossed in gold.’
    • ‘The derma came out sliced in five or six pieces and seared on both sides with terrific beef gravy. I gingerly put my fork in expecting the worse, but I was pleasantly surprised.’
    • ‘The stuffed derma came as two huge slices with thick brown gravy on the side.’

Origin

From Yiddish derme, plural of darm ‘intestine’; related to Old English tharm ‘intestine’.