derm

derm

[durm]
noun
a navigational device for making a nearby object conspicuous on a radarscope.

Origin:
d(elayed) e(cho) r(adar) m(arker)

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derm-

variant of dermato- before a vowel: dermoid.

-derm

variant of -dermatous, usually with nouns (melanoderm; pachyderm ), or variant of -dermis (blastoderm; ectoderm; mesoderm ).

Origin:
probably < French -derme (< Greek -dermos -skinned, adj. derivative of dérma skin; or < -dermis -dermis); or directly < Greek -dermos

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-derm
 
n combining form
indicating skin: endoderm
 
[via French from Greek derma skin]

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derm
1835, from Gk. derma "skin, hide, leather."
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-derm suff.
Skin; covering: blastoderm.

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