derma

derma

1 [dur-muh]

Origin:
1825–35; Neo-Latin < Greek dérma skin, equivalent to dér(ein) to skin + -ma noun suffix

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derma

2 [dur-muh]
noun
1.
beef or fowl intestine used as a casing in preparing certain savory dishes, especially kishke.

Origin:
< Yiddish derme, plural of darm intestine < Middle High German; akin to Old English thearm gut

-derma

a combining form of derma1, used especially in the names of disorders of the skin: scleroderma; xeroderma.
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derma1 (ˈdɜːmə)
 
n
another name for corium Also: derm
 
[C18: New Latin, from Greek: skin, from derein to skin]

derma2 (ˈdɜːmə)
 
n
beef or fowl intestine used as a casing for certain dishes, esp kishke
 
[from Yiddish derme, plural of darm intestine, from Old High German daram; related to Old English thearm gut, Old Norse tharmr]

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derma
1706, from Mod.L. derma, from Gk. derma "skin."
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derma der·ma (dûr'mə)
n.
See dermis.

-derma suff.
Skin; skin disease: scleroderma.

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