cutis (plural cutes)
- (anatomy) The true skin or dermis, underlying the epidermis.
1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, London: A[ndrew] Millar, OCLC 928184292:
- I was once, I remember, called to a patient who had received a violent contusion in his tibia, by which the exterior cutis was lacerated, so that there was a profuse sanguinary discharge […]
- 1883: Alfred Swaine Taylor, Thomas Stevenson, The principles and practice of medical jurisprudence
- The cutis measures in thickness from a quarter of a line to a line and a half (a line is one-twelfth of an inch).
From Proto-Indo-European *kuH-t-, zero-grade without s-mobile form of *(s)kewH- (“to cover”). Cognates include Welsh cwd (“scrotum”), Lithuanian kutỹs (“purse”) and Old English hȳd (English hide). Related to obscūrus (“dark, obscure”) and culus (“ass”).
cutis f (genitive cutis); third declension
Third declension i-stem.
- cutis in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
- cutis in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
- du Cange, Charles (1883), “cutis”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
- “cutis” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)