dermis defined in 1951 yeardermis - dermis (gorium);
dermis - Innermost of the two layers of the skin of vertebrates, the outer being the epidermis. Much thicker than epidermis. Consists of connective tissue, with abundant collagen fibres mainly parallel to surface; scattered cells; blood and lymph vessels; sensory nerves. Sweat-glands and hair-follicles project down from epidermis into dermis. Responsible for tensile strength of skin. May contain scales or bone.
near dermis in Knolik
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