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cutis vera

[kyoo-tis veer-uh] /ˈkyu tɪs ˈvɪər ə/
noun, plural cutes verae
[kyoo-teez veer-ee] /ˈkyu tiz ˈvɪər i/ (Show IPA)
1.
Origin
< Latin: literally, true skin
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cutes verae in Medicine

cutis vera cutis ve·ra (vēr'ə)
n.
See dermis.

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