cutis

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See also: ćutiš

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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, volume (please specify |volume=I to VI), London: 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-Italic *kutis, from Proto-Indo-European *kuH-t-, zero-grade form of *(s)kewH- (to cover) without s-mobile.

Cognates include Ancient Greek σκύλος (skúlos, hide), Welsh cwd (scrotum), Lithuanian kutỹs (purse), Old English hȳd (English hide), Old English scēo (sky) (English sky), and Sanskrit स्कुनाति (skunā́ti, to cover). Related to culus.

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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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  • cutis”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • cutis”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • cutis in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • cutis in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin cutis.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkutis/, [ˈku.t̪is]

Noun[edit]

cutis m (plural cutis)

  1. skin (especially that of the face)
    Synonym: piel

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