dermatome
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary dermat- + -ome Date: 1910 the lateral wall of a somite from which the dermis is produced • dermatomal adjective

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  • Dermatome — may refer to: Dermatome (instrument), a surgical instrument used to produce thin slices of skin Dermatome (anatomy), an area of skin that is supplied by a single pair of dorsal roots Dermatome (embryology) Cutis plate, the dorsal portion of the… …   Wikipedia

  • dermatome — ● dermatome nom masculin Territoire cutané en forme de bande, innervé par une racine nerveuse. Instrument chirurgical tranchant utilisé pour prélever des lamelles de peau destinées à être greffées …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • dermatome — [dʉr′mə tōm΄] n. [ DERMA1 + TOME] any of the segmentally arranged mesodermal masses in a vertebrate embryo, destined to form dermis …   English World dictionary

  • Dermatome — Dermatomes Le dermatome est une aire de la peau à laquelle ne contribue qu une racine dorsale. Il dérive du dermomyotome qui dérive lui même des somites. En médecine, le dermatome permet de déterminer les zones de lésion de la moelle épinière.… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • dermatome — dermatomic /derr meuh tom ik/, dermatomal, adj. /derr meuh tohm /, n. 1. Anat. an area of skin that is supplied with the nerve fibers of a single, posterior, spinal root. 2. Surg. a mechanical instrument for cutting thin sections of skin for… …   Universalium

  • Dermatome — (1) A localized area of skin that is has its sensation via a single nerve from a single nerve root of the spinal cord. Shingles (herpes zoster) typically affects one or several isolated dermatomes. (2) A dermatome is also a cutting instrument… …   Medical dictionary

  • dermatome — noun a) an instrument used surgically to remove a thin slice of skin for grafting b) an area of skin which is innervated by afferent nerve fibers coming to a single posterior spinal root …   Wiktionary

  • dermatome — n. scalpel used to cut thin layers of skin (Surgical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dermatome — der·ma·tome …   English syllables

  • dermatome — n. 1) a surgical instrument used for cutting thin slices of skin in some skin grafting operations. 2) that part of the segmented mesoderm in the early embryo that forms the deeper layers of the skin (dermis) and associated tissues. See: somite …   The new mediacal dictionary

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