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cutaneous

[kyoo-tey-nee-uh s]
adjective
  1. of, relating to, or affecting the skin.
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Origin of cutaneous

1570–80; < Medieval Latin cutāneus, equivalent to Latin cut(is) the skin + -āneus (-ān(us) -an + -eus -eous). See cutis
Related formscu·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for cutaneous

Historical Examples of cutaneous

  • The inirritability of the cellular and cutaneous lymphatics is described in Sect.

    Zoonomia, Vol. II

    Erasmus Darwin

  • At what age and upon what parts are cutaneous horns observed?

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Is the grade of cutaneous irritation the same in all cases of scabies?

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • Cutaneous respiration is not unique in Typhlogobius and the Amblyopsid.

  • Cutaneous or external lungs are found in several groups of the vertebrates.

    The Wonders of Life

    Ernst Haeckel


British Dictionary definitions for cutaneous

cutaneous

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or affecting the skin
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Derived Formscutaneously, adverb

Word Origin for cutaneous

C16: from New Latin cutāneus, from Latin cutis skin; see hide ²
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Word Origin and History for cutaneous

adj.

1570s, from Medieval Latin cutaneus, from Latin cutis "the skin" (see cuticle).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cutaneous in Medicine

cutaneous

(kyōō-tānē-əs)
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or affecting the skin.
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cutaneous in Science

cutaneous

[kyōō-tānē-əs]
  1. Relating to or involving the skin.
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