Body Parts: Derma – 13 Words

dermal

relating to or existing on or affecting the skin

“Skin tattoos don’t hold up either if they are not administered deeply enough because of replacement of dermal cells.”Forbes (May 12, 2015)
dermatologist

a doctor who specializes in the physiology of the skin

Dermatologists generally recommend sunscreen that is broad-spectrum, has an SPF of 30 or higher and is water-resistant.US News (May 19, 2015)
dermatitis

inflammation of the skin

“Other skin-related problems – such as eczema, body lice, insect bites, fungal infections and various other forms of dermatitis – can make a person susceptible to impetigo.”US News (Jan 26, 2015)
dermabrasion

removal of scars or tattoos by anesthetizing the skin surface and then sanding or scraping off some of the outer skin layer

There is an almost erotic pleasure in twisting your naked feet into this cool sand: nature’s dermabrasion treatment.Washington Post
pachyderm

a large mammal with thick skin, such as an elephant or hippo

Elephant polo — yes, polo played atop pachyderms instead of ponies — is gaining popularity in England.Seattle Times (Sep 24, 2011)
echinoderm

marine invertebrates with tube feet and five-part radially symmetrical bodies

Because, of course, sea stars are echinoderms, not fish.The Verge (Nov 18, 2014)
scleroderma

an autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin

The symptoms and severity of scleroderma can vary, making it difficult to accomplish everyday tasks or, in some cases, threatening vital organs.New York Times (Jul 28, 2010)
intradermal

relating to areas between the layers of the skin

But standard intradermal or subcutaneous injection of irradiated sporozoites has failed to protect humans against malaria.Nature (Apr 25, 2012)
epidermis

the outer layer of skin covering the body surface

Your body sheds skin cells so quickly that you have an entire new layer of epidermis every month.Washington Post
endoderm

the inner germ layer that develops into the lining of the digestive and respiratory systems

During embryonic development, all the body’s organs and tissues develop from one of the three germ layers: endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm.Nature (Feb 29, 2012)
transdermal

through the unbroken skin

The doc soothed me, stroking my hand, and in the process pressed a transdermal on my wrist.Doctorow, Cory
hypodermic

relating to or located below the epidermis

One in 10 of us are said to have a fear of the hypodermic needle, a necessary but frequently uncomfortable fact of medical life.BBC (Dec 5, 2014)
taxidermy

the art of mounting the skins of animals

Some smaller animals, like mice and rabbits, often end up wearing clothes and posed in atypical positions — this is called rogue taxidermy.New York Times (Apr 12, 2015)

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