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corium

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin corium (leather).

NounEdit

corium (plural coria)

  1. (anatomy) The inner layer of skin, the dermis.
  2. (anatomy) The deep layer of mucous membranes beneath the epithelium.
  3. (historical) Armour made of leather, particularly that used by the Romans.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fosbroke to this entry?)

Etymology 2Edit

core +‎ -ium

NounEdit

corium (uncountable)

  1. (nuclear physics) The lavalike material produced in a nuclear meltdown.
    • 1991, Franklin Chung and L.E. Hochreiter, Numerical modelling of basic heat transfer phenomena in nuclear systems, page 32:
      Previous studies of the thermal behavior of corium in a degraded nuclear reactor have focussed primarily on the process of heat transfer within the corium.
    • 2009, Wei Wei and Xin-rong Cao, "The Simulation of Corium Dispersion in Direct Containment Heating Accidents", Zero Carbon Energy Kyoto 2009.
    • 2011, C. Journeau and M. Ficsher, Nuclear Safety in Light Water Reactors: Severe Accident Phenomenology, page 569:
      As a result, dedicated core catchers have been designed that can gather the corium and cool it safely.

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Indo-European *ker-, *sker-. Cognate with Dutch scheren, German scheren, Norwegian skjære, Swedish skära; and (from Indo-European) with Ancient Greek κείρω (keírō, I cut off), Albanian harr (to cut, to mow), Lithuanian skìrti (separate), Welsh ysgar (separate), Old Armenian քերեմ (kʿerem, to scrape, scratch).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

corium n (genitive coriī); second declension

  1. skin; hide
  2. leather belt, whip
  3. crust, coat, peel, shell
  4. upper layer

InflectionEdit

Second declension neuter.

Number Singular Plural
nominative corium coria
genitive coriī coriōrum
dative coriō coriīs
accusative corium coria
ablative coriō coriīs
vocative corium coria

DescendantsEdit