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[kawr-ee-uh m, kohr-] /ˈkɔr i əm, ˈkoʊr-/

noun, plural coria
[kawr-ee-uh, kohr-] /ˈkɔr i ə, ˈkoʊr-/ (Show IPA)
Anatomy, Zoology. .
Entomology. the thickened, leathery, basal portion of a hemelytron.
noun (pl) -ria (-rɪə)
Also called derma, dermis. the deep inner layer of the skin, beneath the epidermis, containing connective tissue, blood vessels, and fat
(entomol) the leathery basal part of the forewing of hemipterous insects

1650s, from Latin corium “skin, hide, leather,” related to cortex “bark,” scortum “skin, hide,” from PIE root *(s)ker- (1) “to cut” (cf. Sanskrit krtih “hide;” Old Church Slavonic scora “skin,” Russian skora “hide,” kora “bark;” Welsh corwg “boat made with leather skins;” Old English sceran “to cut, shear;” see shear (v.)). Related: Coriaceous.

corium co·ri·um (kôr’ē-əm)
n. pl. co·ri·a (kôr’ē-ə)
See dermis.


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