percutaneous

[ pur-kyoo-tey-nee-uh s ]
/ ˌpɜr kyuˈteɪ ni əs /
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adjective

administered, removed, or absorbed by way of the skin, as an injection, needle biopsy, or transdermal drug.

Nearby words

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  3. percussionist,
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  8. percy, thomas,
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Origin of percutaneous

First recorded in 1885–90; per- + cutaneous

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British Dictionary definitions for percutaneous

percutaneous

/ (ˌpɜːkjʊˈteɪnɪəs) /

adjective

med effected through the skin, as in the absorption of an ointment
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Word Origin and History for percutaneous

percutaneous

adj.

1862, from Latin per cutem "through the skin" (see cuticle) + -ous. Related: Percutaneously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for percutaneous

percutaneous

[ pûr′kyōō-tānē-əs ]

adj.

Passed, done, or effected through the unbroken skin.

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