Pronunciation: (DER-mis)

The inner layer of the two main layers of the skin. The dermis has connective tissue, blood vessels, oil and sweat glands, nerves, hair follicles, and other structures. It is made up of a thin upper layer called the papillary dermis, and a thick lower layer called the reticular dermis.

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Anatomy of the skin, showing the epidermis, dermis, and subcutaneous tissue.Anatomía de la piel. Muestra la epidermis, la dermis y el tejido subcutáneo. Date last modified: 2014-10-28