Cutis plate

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Cutis plate
Transverse section of a human embryo of the third week to show the differentiation of the primitive segment. ao. Aorta. m.p. Muscle-plate. n.c. Neural canal. sc. Sclerotome. s.p. cutis-plate.
Gives rise to dermis
Dorlands/Elsevier p_23/12645590

The cutis plate is the dorsal portion of the paraxial mesoderm somite which gives rise to dermis.

It is also known as the "dermatome", but it should not be confused with the dermatomic area, which is also sometimes called a "dermotome". (The two concept are related, but the cutis plate is an embryological structure, while the dermatomic area is is present in the adult.)

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