- administered, removed, or absorbed by way of the skin, as an injection, needle biopsy, or transdermal drug.
Origin of percutaneous
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Examples from the Web for percutaneous
This objection is not applicable to percutaneous electrization, save in a much more limited degree.
- med effected through the skin, as in the absorption of an ointment
Word Origin and History for percutaneous
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Passed, done, or effected through the unbroken skin.
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