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Cutis

noun
(pl. cutes)
1.
A natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch.  Synonyms: skin, tegument.



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"Cutis" Quotes from Famous Books



... followed by many little red spots, with a small degree of swelling. Soon after this his fingers became stiff; hard, and painful at the ends, and at the roots of the nails. In about twenty-four hours the cuticle began to separate from the cutis, and in ten or twelve days this separation was general from head to foot, during which time he completely turned the cuticle off from the wrists to the fingers' ends like a glove, and in like manner on ...
— Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine • George M. Gould

... change to favourable ones at noon, and return to unfavourable again at night. Of wounds, indeed, it is rightly and truly said, Nemo repente fuit turpissimus. I was once, I remember, called to a patient who had received a violent contusion in his tibia, by which the exterior cutis was lacerated, so that there was a profuse sanguinary discharge; and the interior membranes were so divellicated, that the os or bone very plainly appeared through the aperture of the vulnus or wound. Some ...
— The History of Tom Jones, a foundling • Henry Fielding



Words linked to "Cutis" :   line, derma, buff, macule, comedo, macula, connective tissue, lentigo, crease, sudoriferous gland, skin graft, scab, seam, epidermis, dermis, melanin, scalp, crinkle, freckle, skin cell, skin, wrinkle, cutaneal, foreskin, liver spot, Pacinian corpuscle, investment, whitehead, cuticle, prepuce, furrow, sweat gland, dewlap, free nerve ending, blackhead, integumentary system, pressure point, agnail, pore, thick skin, milium, body covering, hangnail, corium



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