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dermal

[dur-muh l] /ˈdɜr məl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the skin.
Also, dermic.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805; derm(a)1 + -al1
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Examples from the web for dermal
  • 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.
British Dictionary definitions for dermal

dermal

/ˈdɜːməl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to the skin
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Word Origin and History for dermal
adj.

1803; see derm + -al (1). A native formation, the Greek adjective would be dermatikos, yielding *dermatic.

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dermal in Medicine

dermal der·mal (dûr'məl) or der·mic (-mĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to the skin or dermis.

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dermal in Science
dermal
  (dûr'məl)   
Relating to or involving the skin.
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