Dermatome

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dermatome

[′dər·mə‚tōm]
(anatomy)
An area of skin delimited by the supply of sensory fibers from a single spinal nerve.
(embryology)
Lateral portion of an embryonic somite from which the dermis will develop.
(medicine)
Instrument for cutting skin for grafting.

Dermatome

 

cutis plate, the embryonic basis of the connective-tissue part of the skin, or dermis. (The dermis is also formed from some of the cells of the ganglionic plate that develops from the neural columns.)