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[kawr-ee-uh m, kohr-] /ˈkɔr i əm, ˈkoʊr-/
noun, plural coria
[kawr-ee-uh, kohr-] /ˈkɔr i ə, ˈkoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
Anatomy, Zoology, dermis.
Entomology. the thickened, leathery, basal portion of a hemelytron.
1645-55; < Latin: skin, hide, leather Unabridged
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Examples from the web for corium
  • It consists of a layer of connective tissue, the corium or mucosa, covered with epithelium.
British Dictionary definitions for corium


noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
Also called derma, dermis. the deep inner layer of the skin, beneath the epidermis, containing connective tissue, blood vessels, and fat
(entomol) the leathery basal part of the forewing of hemipterous insects
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: rind, skin, leather
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Word Origin and History for corium

1650s, from Latin corium "skin, hide, leather," related to cortex "bark," scortum "skin, hide," from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (cf. Sanskrit krtih "hide;" Old Church Slavonic scora "skin," Russian skora "hide," kora "bark;" Welsh corwg "boat made with leather skins;" Old English sceran "to cut, shear;" see shear (v.)). Related: Coriaceous.

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corium in Medicine

corium co·ri·um (kôr'ē-əm)
n. pl. co·ri·a (kôr'ē-ə)
See dermis.

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Encyclopedia Article for corium


the thicker, deeper layer of the skin underlying the epidermis and made up of connective tissue. It is present in varying degrees of development among various vertebrate groups, being relatively thin and simple in aquatic animals and progressively thicker and more complex in terrestrial species

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