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endermic

[ en-dur-mik ]
/ ɛnˈdɜr mɪk /
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adjective
acting through the skin, as a medicine, by absorption.
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Origin of endermic

First recorded in 1825–35; en-1 + -derm + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM endermic

en·der·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for endermic

endermic
/ (ɛnˈdɜːmɪk) /

adjective
(of a medicine) acting by absorption through the skin

Word Origin for endermic

C19: from en- ² + Greek derma skin
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Medical definitions for endermic

endermic
[ ĕn-dûrmĭk ]

adj.
Acting medicinally by absorption through the skin.
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