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Borrowed from Latin epidermis, from Ancient Greek ἐπιδερμίς (epidermís) (ἐπί, on top of) + dermis (< δέρμα(derma), skin)

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epidermis (plural epidermides or epidermises)

  1. The outer, protective layer of the skin of vertebrates, covering the dermis
  2. The similar outer layer of cells in invertebrates and plants

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EtymologyEdit

From Ancient Greek ἐπιδερμίς (epidermís), from ἐπί (epí, on top of) + δέρμα (dérma, skin).

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epidermis f (genitive epidermidis); third declension

  1. epidermis, cuticle, surface skin

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative epidermis epidermidēs
genitive epidermidis epidermidum
dative epidermidī epidermidibus
accusative epidermidem epidermidēs
ablative epidermide epidermidibus
vocative epidermis epidermidēs

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epidermis f (plural epidermis)

  1. epidermis