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DERMAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does dermal mean? 

DERMAL (adjective)
  The adjective DERMAL has 3 senses:

1. of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula
2. of or relating to or located in the dermis
3. relating to or existing on or affecting the skin

  Familiarity information: DERMAL used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DERMAL (adjective)


Sense 1dermal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to a cuticle or cuticula

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

cuticular; dermal; epidermal; epidermic

Pertainym:

cuticle (the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates)


Sense 2dermal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or relating to or located in the dermis

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

dermic; dermal

Pertainym:

dermis (the deep vascular inner layer of the skin)


Sense 3dermal [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or existing on or affecting the skin

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

cutaneal; cutaneous; dermal

Context examples:

cutaneous nerves / a cutaneous infection

Pertainym:

cutis (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch)


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