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Pronunciation: per'i-derm, -i-der'ma

Definition: The outermost layer of the epidermis of the embryo and fetus to the sixth month of intrauterine life; desquamated peridermal cells are a considerable component of the vernix caseosa.

Synonym(s): epitrichium

[peri- + G. derma, skin]

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