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hypoderma


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hypoderma  \Hyp`o*der"ma\,  n.  [NL.  See  {Hypo},  and  {derma}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  layer  of  tissue  beneath  the  epidermis  in  plants, 
  and  performing  the  physiological  function  of  strengthening 
  the  epidermal  tissue.  In  phanerogamous  plants  it  is 
  developed  as  collenchyma. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  An  inner  cellular  layer  which  lies  beneath  the 
  chitinous  cuticle  of  arthropods,  annelids,  and  some  other 
  invertebrates. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hypoderma 
  n  :  in  some  classifications  considered  the  type  genus  of  the 
  family  Hypodermatidae:  warble  flies  [syn:  {Hypoderma},  {genus 
  Hypoderma}] 




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