Because taxidermy uses “derma” (skin) to create a lifelike replica, a preserved creature triggers deep emotions in us.
In the mucous membranes extravasations of greater or less extent may occur, as in the derma.
The true skin, lying beneath the cuticle; also called the derma.
At a later period extravasations of a larger size and more irregular form occur in the deeper layers of the derma.
derma, or Dermis, is the true skin lying under the epidermis (cuticle), which is known in contrast as the scarf-skin.
The proximate cause in both of these conditions is congestion of the vascular rete of the derma.
It enters through small holes in the derma into a subdermal cavity, which separates the membrane from the bulk of the sponge.
Scleroderma is from two Greek words: scleros, hard; derma, skin.
The connective-tissue elements in the derma are also swollen, and exhibit reversion to the embryonal state.
Carlos still slept so profoundly that it was necessary for derma to shake him violently by the arm before he could be aroused.
derma der·ma (dûr'mə)
Skin; skin disease: scleroderma.