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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



reticular dermis  listen  (reh-TIH-kyoo-ler DER-mis)

  The thick bottom layer of the dermis (the inner layer of the skin). The reticular dermis has blood vessels and connective tissue that supports the skin. Hair follicles, oil and sweat glands, and other structures are also found in the reticular dermis.