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[mass noun] The true skin or dermis.
epidermis, dermisView synonyms
- ‘Scleredema is a rare skin disease, characterized by progressive induration of cutis and subcutaneous tissues.’
- ‘Common sense, cleanliness and awareness will help you keep your cutis healthy and beauteous.’
- ‘Similar grafts may be cut deeper, extending into the cutis, but they are less sure of taking than the thinner graft illustrated.’
Early 17th century: from Latin, skin.
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