dermal

[dur-muhl]
adjective
of or pertaining to the skin.
Also, dermic.


Origin:
1795–1805; derm(a)1 + -al1

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dermal (ˈdɜːməl)
 
adj
of or relating to the skin

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dermal
1803, from derm + -al (1). A native formation, the Gk. adjective would be dermatikos, yielding *dermatic.
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dermal der·mal (dûr'məl) or der·mic (-mĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the skin or dermis.

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dermal   (dûr'məl)  Pronunciation Key 
Relating to or involving the skin.
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Example sentences
The bones of the vault are of membranous formation, and are termed dermal or covering bones.
The firm's technique exploits the regenerative properties of what are known as dermal papilla cells.
Inhalation exposures-fumes, noxious gases-tend to be more obvious threats than their dermal counterparts.
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