Main definitions of derma in English

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derma1

noun

  • another term for dermis
    • ‘In burn injuries, for example, derma cells are cultivated from epithelium cells and then grow onto the surface of the wound.’
    • ‘Repairing major damage to the derma is a difficult problem facing plastic surgeons.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek skin.

Pronunciation:

derma

/ˈdərmə/

Main definitions of derma in English

: derma1derma2

derma2

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.

Pronunciation:

derma

/ˈdərmə/