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dermatome

[dur-muh-tohm] /ˈdɜr məˌtoʊm/
noun
1.
Anatomy. an area of skin that is supplied with the nerve fibers of a single, posterior, spinal root.
2.
Surgery. a mechanical instrument for cutting thin sections of skin for grafting.
3.
Embryology. the part of a mesodermal somite contributing to the development of the dermis.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; derma1 + -tome
Related forms
dermatomic
[dur-muh-tom-ik] /ˌdɜr məˈtɒm ɪk/ (Show IPA),
dermatomal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for dermatome

dermatome

/ˈdɜːməˌtəʊm/
noun
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
Derived Forms
dermatomic (ˌdɜːməˈtɒmɪk) adjective
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dermatome in Medicine

dermatome der·ma·tome (dûr'mə-tōm')
n.

  1. An area of skin innervated by sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.

  2. An instrument used in cutting thin slices of the skin, as for skin grafts.

  3. The part of a mesodermal somite from which the dermis develops. Also called cutis plate.

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