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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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for cutaneous


  1. of, relating to, or affecting the skin
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

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

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cutaneous in Medicine


  1. Of, relating to, or affecting the skin.
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cutaneous in Science


  1. Relating to or involving the skin.
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