cutis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin cutis (living skin)

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  • IPA(key): /kjutəs/, /kjutɪs/

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cutis (plural cutes)

  1. (anatomy) The true skin or dermis, underlying the epidermis.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, [], OCLC 928184292:
      I was once, I remember, called to a patient who had received a violent contusion in his tibia, by which the exterior cutis was lacerated, so that there was a profuse sanguinary discharge []
    • 1883: Alfred Swaine Taylor, Thomas Stevenson, The principles and practice of medical jurisprudence
      The cutis measures in thickness from a quarter of a line to a line and a half (a line is one-twelfth of an inch).

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *kuH-t-, zero-grade without s-mobile (?link) form of *(s)kewH- (to cover). Cognates include Welsh cwd (scrotum), Lithuanian kutỹs (purse) and Old English hȳd (English hide). Related to obscūrus (dark, obscure) and culus (ass).

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cutis f (genitive cutis); third declension

  1. (anatomy) living skin
  2. rind, surface
  3. hide, leather

Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (i-stem, accusative singular in -em or -im, ablative singular in -e or ).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative cutis cutēs
Genitive cutis cutium
Dative cutī cutibus
Accusative cutem
cutim
cutēs
cutīs
Ablative cute
cutī
cutibus
Vocative cutis cutēs

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(from a Vulgar Latin form *cutina:)

  • Catalan: cotna
  • French: couenne
  • Galician: codia, coda
  • Italian: cotenna
  • Portuguese: côdea

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cutis.

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cutis m (plural cutis)

  1. skin (especially that of the face).

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