situated or lying under the skin, as tissue.
performed or introduced under the skin, as an injection by a syringe.
living below the several layers of the skin, as certain parasites.
Also sub·der·mal [suhb-dur-muh l] /sʌbˈdɜr məl/
Origin of subcutaneous
Related formssub·cu·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverbsub·cu·ta·ne·ous·ness, noun
From the Late Latin
dating back to 1645–55.
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Derived Formssubcutaneously, adverb
med situated, used, or introduced beneath the skina subcutaneous injection
Word Origin for subcutaneous
C17: from Late Latin subcutāneus, from sub- + Latin cutis skin + -eous
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Word Origin and History for subcutaneous
"under the skin," 1650s, from sub- + cutaneous. Related: Subcutaneously.
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Related formssub′cu•ta′ne•ous•ly adv.
Located, found, or placed just beneath the skin; hypodermic.
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Located or placed just beneath the skin.
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