Lowermost layer of the integumentary system in vertebrates. Types of cells that are found in the hypodermis are fibroblasts, adipose cells, and macrophages. It is derived from the mesoderm, but unlike the dermis, it is not derived from the dermatome region of the mesoderm. The hypodermis is used mainly for fat storage[WP]. [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypodermis ]

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Term information

database cross reference
Subsets

uberon_slim, pheno_slim, vertebrate_core

depicted by

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6d/Skin.svg

external definition

A layer separating the inner face of the dermis from the subjacent muscle cells. It is covered on both sides by a basement membrane. It contains pigment cells. Le Guellec et al, 2004.[TAO]
A layer separating the inner face of the dermis from the subjacent muscle cells. It is covered on both sides by a basement membrane. It contains pigment cells[FMA:70544].

external ontology notes

BTO has 'subcutis', as part of dermis. We follow FMA in having distinct classes for hypodermis and superficial fascia, and including these as part of the non-skin intgeument.

has exact synonym

vertebrate hypodermis
hypoderm

has related synonym

subcutaneous tissue
tela subcutanea
sub-tegumental tissue
superficial fascia
subcutis
subtegumental tissue

has relational adjective

subcutaneous
hypodermal
subcutaneus

id

UBERON:0002072