derm


derm

noun

  1. a navigational device for making a nearby object conspicuous on a radarscope.

  1. variant of dermato- before a vowel: dermoid.

  1. variant of -dermatous, usually with nouns (melanoderm; pachyderm), or variant of -dermis (blastoderm; ectoderm; mesoderm).

n combining form

  1. indicating skinendoderm
n.

1835, from Greek derma “skin, hide, leather” (see derma).

word-forming element meaning “skin,” from Greek derma “skin, hide, leather” (see derma).

suff.

  1. Skin; covering:blastoderm.

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