Meaning of dermatome

der•ma•tome

Pronunciation: (dûr'mu-tōm"), [key]
— n.
  1. an area of skin that is supplied with the nerve fibers of a single, posterior, spinal root.
  2. a mechanical instrument for cutting thin sections of skin for grafting.
  3. the part of a mesodermal somite contributing to the development of the dermis.
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