noun[mass noun] Anatomy
The true skin or dermis.
- Scleredema is a rare skin disease, characterized by progressive induration of cutis and subcutaneous tissues.
- Common sense, cleanliness and awareness will help you keep your cutis healthy and beauteous.
- Similar grafts may be cut deeper, extending into the cutis, but they are less sure of taking than the thinner graft illustrated.
Early 17th century: from Latin, 'skin'.
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