-dermatous

-dermatous
a combining form meaning "skinned," "possessing skin," used to form compound words in which the initial element specifies the type of skin: xerodermatous.
Cf. -derm.
[ < Gk -dermatos, adj. deriv. of dérma, s. dermat- skin; see -OUS]

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