subcutis

[suhb-kyoo-tis]
noun Anatomy.
the deeper layer of the dermis, containing mostly fat and connective tissue.

Origin:
1895–1900; sub- + cutis

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subcutis sub·cu·tis (sŭb-kyōō'tĭs)
n.
See tela subcutanea.

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Example sentences
The skin's base layer is the subcutis, which includes a seam of fat laid down as a fuel reserve in case of food shortage.
The subcutis is the innermost layer of the skin, and consists of a network of fat and collagen cells.
Finally, the subcutis is a layer that extends below the dermis with varying depth, depending on the anatomic location.
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