|1.||a surgical instrument for cutting thin slices of skin, esp for grafting|
|2.||the area of skin supplied by nerve fibres from a single posterior spinal root|
|3.||embryol the part of a somite in a vertebrate embryo that gives rise to the dermis|
dermatome der·ma·tome (dûr'mə-tōm')
An area of skin innervated by sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.
An instrument used in cutting thin slices of the skin, as for skin grafts.
The part of a mesodermal somite from which the dermis develops. Also called cutis plate.