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derivation the act, fact, or process of deriving or being derived. [4 definitions]
derivative produced through derivation. [4 definitions]
derive to obtain or extract from an original source (usu. fol. by "from"). [3 definitions]
-derm skin; covering; layer.
derma1 skin, esp. the true, living skin found beneath the epidermis; dermis.
derma2 in Jewish cooking, an intestinal membrane used to hold a bread stuffing for a dish called kishke.
dermatitis the medical condition of inflamed skin.
dermato- skin.
dermatoglyphics the patterns of skin ridges on the palm of the hand and sole of the foot. [2 definitions]
dermatologist a doctor who specializes in the treatment of the skin.
dermatology the branch of medicine concerned with skin and skin disease.
dermatophyte any fungus, such as that of ringworm, that is parasitic on skin.
dermatosis any skin disease.
dermestid any of various small, dull-colored beetles that, in both the adult and larval stages, destroy leather, fur, wool, and the like.
dermis variant of derma1.
dernier cri last cry (French); the last word; latest fashion.
derogate to detract or take away (usu. fol. by "from"). [2 definitions]
derogatory having the purpose or effect of detracting; disparaging.
derrick a device for lifting and moving heavy loads, usu. consisting of a stationary mast and a rotating boom that projects upward from its base. [2 definitions]
derrière the buttocks.
derring-do daring or courageous deeds.