• Ox Warble-fly (Hypoderma bovis) with egg, larva, and puparium
    Ox Warble-fly (Hypoderma bovis) with egg, larva, and puparium
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hypoderma in some classifications considered the type genus of the family Hypodermatidae: warble flies
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hypoderma (Bot) A layer of tissue beneath the epidermis in plants, and performing the physiological function of strengthening the epidermal tissue. In phanerogamous plants it is developed as collenchyma.
    • Hypoderma (Zoöl) An inner cellular layer which lies beneath the chitinous cuticle of arthropods, annelids, and some other invertebrates.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hypoderma In botany, the layer of colorless cells just beneath the epidermis of a leaf; also extended to the external cortex under the epidermis of a stem: introduced in the first sense by Kraus (1865). It is most commonly collenchyma. Also hypoderm.
    • n hypoderma [capitalized] A genus of hypodermic dipterous insects, or botflies, of the family Œstridæ, species of which live under the skin of various ruminant and other hoofed quadrupeds. H. bovis is the bot-fly of the ox. A related species, H. linearis, is known in Texas as the heel-fly, from attacking the heels of cattle.
    • n hypoderma [capitalized] A genus of chiropterous mammals, or bats.
    • n hypoderma A genus of ascomycetous fungi, type of the family Hypodermataceæ, having the ascocarps elongate and opening by a longitudinal slit. The spores are hyaline, spindle-shaped, and 2-celled. About 30 species are known, occurring mostly on dead plants. H. Rubi is frequently found on canes of Rubus in Europe and America. De Candolle, 1805.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hypoderma the layer of colourless cells immediately beneath the epidermis of a leaf
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Hypo, and derma
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hypo, under, derma, the skin.


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