hypodermis

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hypo- +‎ dermis

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hypodermis (plural hypodermes)

  1. An epidermal layer of cells that secretes an overlying chitinous cuticle, as in arthropods.
  2. (botany) A layer of cells lying immediately below the epidermis.
  3. (anatomy) A subcutaneous layer of loose connective tissue containing fat cells, lying beneath the dermis.

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