The dermis is a layer of skin between the epidermis (with which it makes up the skin) and subcutaneous tissues, and is composed of two layers, the papillary and reticular dermis[WP]. [ http://zfin.org/curator http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dermis ]

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Term information

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Subsets

uberon_slim, efo_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core, human_reference_atlas

definition
  • The dermis is a layer of skin between the epidermis (with which it makes up the skin) and subcutaneous tissues, and is composed of two layers, the papillary and reticular dermis[WP].
depicted by
  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/EpidermisPainted.svg
editor note
  • Consider adding a layer-of-skin grouping class for all skin layers
external definition
  • A collagenous layer of the skin subjacent to the epidermis and covering the hypodermis. It contains various types of cells (e.g. fibroblasts, pigment cells, nerve, blood vessels and scales. Le Guellec et al, 2004.[TAO]
has exact synonym
  • vertebrate dermis
has related synonym
  • corium
  • cutis
homology notes
  • When approaching controversies surrounding skin evolution, we need to remember that the skin consists of two layers, an epidermis and a dermis, not a single evolving structure. (...) It is little wonder that controversies about homology exist. If we think of the epidermis, the dermis, and their interactions as an evolving unit, then their specialized products (hair, feathers, and reptilian scales) are broadly homologous.[well established][VHOG]
id
  • UBERON:0002067
present in taxon
  • http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/NCBITaxon_9606