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percutaneous

[pur-kyoo-tey-nee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. administered, removed, or absorbed by way of the skin, as an injection, needle biopsy, or transdermal drug.

Origin of percutaneous

First recorded in 1885–90; per- + cutaneous
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Examples from the Web for percutaneous

Historical Examples

  • This objection is not applicable to percutaneous electrization, save in a much more limited degree.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II

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British Dictionary definitions for percutaneous

percutaneous

adjective
  1. med effected through the skin, as in the absorption of an ointment
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Word Origin and History for percutaneous

adj.

1862, from Latin per cutem "through the skin" (see cuticle) + -ous. Related: Percutaneously.

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percutaneous in Medicine

percutaneous

(pûr′kyōō-tānē-əs)
adj.
  1. Passed, done, or effected through the unbroken skin.
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