How does the word sound?
History of this Word
"derm" is from "derma" (skin) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.
A word ending that indicates "skin" modifies the word. Created by people to expand meaning of words. Can be added to the end of many words.
Examples of how the word is used
|In animal embryos, the ectoderm is the outer germ layer of the embryo.|
|Continued sun exposure causes the skin to become dry and parchment-like, the origin of the name xeroderma pigmentosum.|