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corium Line breaks: cor¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːrɪəm/

Definition of corium in English:


chiefly Zoology
Another term for dermis.
Example sentences
  • The dermis or corium underlying the epidermis is 0.3 to 4.0 mm in thickness and may be divided into two layers, papillary and reticular.
  • How it comes to be is actually pretty simple: Underneath the epidermis, or covering of the skin, lies a connected structure of tissue known as the corium, and beneath that lies more matter called subcutaneous tissue.
  • Its upper of 2.8mm Idro-Perwanger silicon-impregnated roughcut leather comes from the corium, the section of cow skin just under the less-strong top grain.


Early 19th century: from Latin, 'skin'.

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