dermatome


dermatome

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.

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

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.cutis plate

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