[hahy-puh-dur-mis] /ˌhaɪ pəˈdɜr mɪs/

Zoology. an underlayer of epithelial cells in arthropods and certain other invertebrates that secretes substances for the overlying cuticle or exoskeleton.
Botany. a tissue or layer of cells beneath the epidermis.
(botany) a layer of thick-walled supportive or water-storing cells beneath the epidermis in some plants
(zoology) the epidermis of arthropods, annelids, etc, which secretes and is covered by a cuticle

hypodermis hy·po·der·mis (hī’pə-dûr’mĭs) or hy·po·derm (hī’pə-dûrm’)


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