hypodermal

hypodermis

[hahy-puh-dur-mis]
noun
1.
Zoology. an underlayer of epithelial cells in arthropods and certain other invertebrates that secretes substances for the overlying cuticle or exoskeleton.
2.
Botany. a tissue or layer of cells beneath the epidermis.
Also, hypoderm.


Origin:
1865–70; hypo- + -dermis

hypodermal, adjective
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hypoderm (ˈhaɪpəˌdɜːm)
 
n
a variant of hypodermis
 
hypo'dermal
 
adj

hypodermis or hypoderm (ˌhaɪpəˈdɜːmɪs)
 
n
1.  botany a layer of thick-walled supportive or water-storing cells beneath the epidermis in some plants
2.  zoology the epidermis of arthropods, annelids, etc, which secretes and is covered by a cuticle
 
[C19: from hypo- + epidermis]
 
hypoderm or hypoderm
 
n
 
[C19: from hypo- + epidermis]

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hypodermis hy·po·der·mis (hī'pə-dûr'mĭs) or hy·po·derm (hī'pə-dûrm')
n.

  1. An epidermal layer of cells that secretes an overlying chitinous cuticle, as in arthropods.

  2. See tela subcutanea.

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