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epidermis

ep·i·der·mis

epidermis

pronunciation:
e p duhr mihs
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the outer, nonsensitive layer of skin.
similar words:
skin
definition 2: in many plants and other organisms, an outer protective layer of cells.
similar words:
skin
derivations: epidermal (adj.), epidermic (adj.)
Word Parts
The word epidermis contains the following parts:
derm, derma, dermat, dermato Greek root that means skin