pachyderm - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pachyderm
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derm means skin(dermatologist is a skin specialist) and eg for pachderm animals are elephants,hippopotomus,etc ..the word pachy sounds like pack.. so the skin is so packed that is becomes thick.. thus pachyderm is thick-skinned
Pachy(Paanch,5) + Derm(Skin)...Five layers of Skin...thick skinned
Packed derm(skin)...hence thick skinned animals.
pachy a greek root means thick + dermwich means skin
pachyderm-derm means skin and pachy means hardly packed like the skin of the elephant,hippopotamus