- A power-driven or mechanical instrument used to cut thin sections of epidermis or dermis for grafting, or to excise small lesions.
- The dorsolateral part of an embryonic somite.
- The area of skin supplied by cutaneous branches of a single cranial or spinal nerve; neighboring dermatomes can overlap.
Synonym(s): cutis plate
[dermato- + G. tomē, a cutting]
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