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1. (noun) skin, dermis, corium - the thick layer of living tissue below the epidermis of the skin.

Ko te kiriwai te paparanga kiri tuarua kei raro i te kiritai (RR 2009:373). / The dermis is the second skin layer under the epidermis.

2. (noun) underpainting, undercoat, primer (painting).

Nā te kiriwai i tino kitakita ai ngā tae (RTA 2014:104). / The primer makes the colours very intense.

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