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dermis

 [der´mis]
the true skin; the fibrous inner layer of the skin just beneath the epidermis, derived from the embryonic mesoderm, varying from 0.05 cm to 0.3 cm in thickness, well supplied with nerves and blood vessels and containing hair roots, sebaceous glands, and sweat glands; on the palms and soles the dermis bears ridges whose arrangement in whorls and loops is unique to the individual. Called also corium. adj., adj der´mal, der´mic.

der·mis

(der'mis), [TA]
A layer of skin composed of two zones: a superficial thin layer that interdigitates with the epidermis, the stratum papillare, and the deeper and coarser stratum reticulare; it contains blood and lymphatic vessels, nerves and nerve endings, glands, and, except on glabrous skin, hair follicles.
Synonym(s): corium ☆ , cutis vera
[G. derma, skin]

corium

(kôr′ē-əm)
n. pl. co·ria (-ē-ə)
See dermis.

der·mis

(dĕr'mis) [TA]
A layer of skin composed of a thin layer lying under the epidermis, the stratum papillare, and the stratum reticulare; it contains blood and lymphatic vessels, nerves and nerve endings, glands, and, except for glabrous skin, hair follicles.
Synonym(s): corium, cutis vera.
[G. derma, skin]

corium

The layer of living skin under the mainly dead outer layer. The ‘true’ skin, containing nerve endings, sweat glands, and blood vessels.

corium

see DERMIS.