acting through the skin, as a medicine, by absorption.

Origin of endermic

First recorded in 1825–35; en-1 + -derm + -ic
Related formsen·der·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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(of a medicine) acting by absorption through the skin

Word Origin for endermic

C19: from en- ² + Greek derma skin
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endermic in Medicine




Acting medicinally by absorption through the skin.
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