[kawr-ee-uhm, kohr-]
noun, plural coria [kawr-ee-uh, kohr-] .
Anatomy, Zoology, dermis.
Entomology. the thickened, leathery, basal portion of a hemelytron.

1645–55; < Latin: skin, hide, leather Unabridged
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corium (ˈkɔːrɪəm)
n , pl -ria
1.  derma, Also called: dermis the deep inner layer of the skin, beneath the epidermis, containing connective tissue, blood vessels, and fat
2.  entomol the leathery basal part of the forewing of hemipterous insects
[C19: from Latin: rind, skin, leather]

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1650s, from L. corium "skin, hide, leather."
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corium co·ri·um (kôr'ē-əm)
n. pl. co·ri·a (kôr'ē-ə)
See dermis.

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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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It consists of a layer of connective tissue, the corium or mucosa, covered with epithelium.
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