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Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


areola (Lat.) a small circular area; spec. the area of pigmented skin surrounding a nipple.
areole a small circular area; spec. the area of pigmented skin surrounding a nipple.
birthmark a mark, eg a pigmented area or spot, on one's body at birth.
cellulite fatty tissue below the skin.
cutaneous of or related to the skin.
cutaneously (Adv.) CUTANEOUS, of or related to the skin.
cutis (Lat.) the dermis, or true skin.
derm the true skin, below the outer layer.
derma (Greek) the true skin, below the outer layer.
dermal relating to the derm or skin.
dermatic relating to the derm or skin.
dermatogen the layer from which epidermis is formed at the growing point.
dermatoid like or resembling skin.
dermic relating to the derm or skin.
dermis (Lat.) the true skin, below the outer layer.
ectoblast the outer layer of the blastoderm.
ectoblastic relating to the ectoblast, the outer layer of the blastoderm.
ectoderm the outer basic layer of tissue in those animals with true tissues.
ectodermal of or relating to the ectoderm.
ectodermic of or relating to the ectoderm.
endermatic through or applied directly to the skin.
endermic acting through the skin, or by direct application to the skin.
endermical acting through the skin, or by direct application to the skin.
enderon the corium, derma or true skin.
endoderm the innermost basic layer of tissue in those animals with true tissues.
endodermal of or pertaining to the endoderm.
endodermic of or pertaining to the endoderm.
entoderm the innermost basic layer of tissue in those animals with true tissues.
entodermal relating to the entoderm, the innermost basic layer of tissue in those animals with true tissues.
entodermic relating to the entoderm, the innermost basic layer of tissue in those animals with true tissues.
epiblast the outer layer of the blastoderm.
epiderm the outermost layer of the skin.
epidermal of or pertaining to the epidermis.
epidermic of or pertaining to the epidermis.
epidermis (Greek) the outermost layer of the skin.
epithelial of or pertaining to the epithelium, the outer skin and cover for most internal organs.
epithelium the outer skin and cover for most internal organs.
eumelanin any melanin pigment of darker type.
exoderm the outer basic layer of tissue in those animals with true tissues.
hypoderm the tissue next under the epidermis.
hypodermal relating to the hypodermis, the layer of skin just below the epidermis.
hypodermic of or pertaining to the parts under the skin (noun) a drug so injected
hypodermically (Adv.) HYPODERMIC, of or pertaining to the parts under the skin.
hypodermis the layer of skin just below the epidermis.
intradermal situated or done within or between the layers of the skin.
intradermally (Adv.) INTRADERMAL, situated or done within or between the layers of the skin.
intradermic situated or done within or between the layers of the skin.
intradermically (Adv.) INTRADERMIC, situated or done within or between the layers of the skin.
mucocutaneous designating the junction between a mucous membrane and the skin, as at the mouth, anus, etc.
naeve (Obs.) a birthmark.
naevoid resembling a naevus or naevi.
naevus (Lat.) a birthmark.
nailfold a fold of skin around the fingernail.
nevus (Lat.) a birthmark.
poral of or relating to pores.
pore any opening into or through a tissue or body structure (verb) to examine closely
prepuce the foreskin.
scarfskin the epidermis or outermost layer of skin.
scrotum (Lat.) the bag of skin that contains the testicles.
sebum (Lat.) the fatty secretion that lubricates the hair and skin.
skin the membranous tissue covering the body of an animal (verb) to strip or deprive of skin
subcutaneous beneath the skin.
subcutaneously (Adv.) SUBCUTANEOUS, beneath the skin.
subcutis a layer of connective tissue beneath the dermis.
subdermal subcutaneous.
subdermally (Adv.) SUBDERMAL, subcutaneous.
vernix (Lat.) a fatty substance covering the skin of a foetus.