cutis

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From Latin cutis(living skin)

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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
      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 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

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Third declension i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
nominative cutis cutēs
genitive cutis cutium
dative cutī cutibus
accusative cutem cutēs
ablative cute cutibus
vocative cutis cutēs

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Spanish[edit]

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Borrowed from Latin cutis.

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cutis m ‎(plural cutis)

  1. skin (especially that of the face).

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