Definition of CORIUM

  • the dense inner layer of skin beneath the epidermis, composed of connective tissue, blood and lymph vessels, sweat glands, hair follicles, and an elaborate sensory nerve network
  • leather armour [n CORIUMS or CORIA] / a skin layer, also CUTIS [n CORIUMS or CORIA]
  • the thickened, leathery, basal portion of a hemelytron