• WordNet 3.6
    • n corium the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Corium Armor made of leather, particularly that used by the Romans; used also by Enlish soldiers till the reign of Edward I.
    • Corium (Anat) Same as Dermis.
    • Corium (Anat) The deep layer of mucous membranes beneath the epithelium.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n corium In anatomy, the innermost layer of the skin; the cutis vera or true skin, as distinguished from the cuticle or scarfskin; the derma, as distinguished from the epidermis; the enderon, as distinguished from the ecderon. See cut under skin.
    • n corium In entomology, the basal portion of the hemielytrum of a heteropterous insect, distinguished by its horny texture from the terminal portion or membrane. See cut under clavus.
    • n corium A tunic of leather with overlying flaps. It appears in the Bayeux tapestry, and was used as late as the time of Henry III.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Corium kō′ri-um the innermost layer of the skin.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. corium, leather
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L., a hide.


In literature:

After birth these fissures may extend down into the corium, and on movement produce much pain.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
THE SKIN is composed of two portions, the EPIDERMIS and the CORIUM.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
It originates in the corium and presents two clinical varieties.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
Corium: the elongate middle section of the hemelytra which extends from base to membrane below the embolium.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
The epidermis, cuticle, or scarf skin, is an epithelial structure, forming a protective covering to the corium.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
The underlying corium is sometimes coloured in longitudinal bands.
"A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia (Volume 1 of 2)" by Charles Darwin
Later there is formed below this a denser aggregation of the corium, which ultimately becomes the papilla of the hair.
"The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia" by Frank Evers Beddard