dermal

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dermal

[′dər·məl]
(anatomy)
Pertaining to the dermis.
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They noticed that rodent hair was easily transplantable as their dermal papillae aggregate or form clumps in the tissue culture.
The authors said neonatal foreskin was selected because it is non-hair bearing tissue, which would challenge the human dermal papillae that control hair follicle growth "not just to contribute to hair follicles within the skin, but rather, to fully reprogram the recipient epidermis to a follicular fate.
In a study of 400 Caucasian females, the SIA graphs revealed that, with age, there is a loss of density and the fine "egg-box" lattice attributed to dermal papillae.
Placoid scales develop in the upper layer of the dermis as dermal papillae (scale primordia), which eventually differentiate into an innermost dental papilla, a layer of odontoblasts that secrete dentine, and a layer of ameloblasts that secrete enamel (Kemp 1999).