Definition of Dermatome

1. Noun. A surgical instrument used to cut very thin slices of skin.

Generic synonyms: Surgical Instrument



Definition of Dermatome

1. Noun. An instrument used surgically to remove a thin slice of skin for grafting ¹

2. Noun. An area of skin which is innervated by afferent nerve fibers coming to a single posterior spinal root ¹

3. Noun. The cutis plate. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Dermatome

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Medical Definition of Dermatome

1. The area of skin innervated by a single posterior spinal nerve (sensory nerve). (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dermatome

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dermatohomoplasty
dermatoid
dermatologic
dermatologic agents
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dermatome (current term)
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dermatomycosis
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dermatomyositis
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dermatonosology
dermatopathia
dermatopathia pigmentosa reticularis

Literary usage of Dermatome

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1. The Development of the Chick: An Introduction to Embryology by Frank Rattray Lillie (1908)
"Derm., dermatome. My., Myotonie. Scier., Sclerotome. ... The muscle-plate has now bent over that its inner surface is being applied against the dermatome, ..."

2. The Early Embryology of the Chick by Bradley Merrill Patten (1920)
"The part of this outer zone which lies parallel to the ectoderm is known as the dermatome (Fig. 38, C and D}. It later becomes associated with the ectoderm ..."

3. Outlines of Chordate Development by William Erskine Kellicott (1913)
"... ch, notochord; d, dermatome; df, dorsal fin cavity; ... The second or dermal fold (dermatome) of the ..."

4. The Diagnosis of nervous diseases by James Purves-Stewart (1908)
"Thus, as Bolk has shown, in the limbs there is for every spinal segment a corresponding dermatome, myotome, and sclerotome, but they are subdivided into a ..."

5. A Text-book of Histology: Arranged Upon an Embryological Basis by Philipp Stöhr, Frederic Thomas Lewis (1913)
"The dermatome according to Bardeen produces only striated muscle fibers; Williams finds that it forms only dermal connective tissue, and others consider ..."

6. A Laboratory manual and text-book of embryology by Charles William Prentiss (1922)
"multiplication they form a mesial myotome, while the lateral cells of the original mesodermal segment persist as a dermatome and give rise only to the ..."

7. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"In development, the dermatome supplied by a given posterior root comes to be dislocated somewhat ..."

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