[ suhb-kyoo-tey-nee-uh s ]
/ ˌsʌb kyuˈteɪ ni əs /
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.
, subcutaneous emphysema
, subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborn
, subcutaneous flap
, subcutaneous mastectomy
, subcutaneous operation
Also sub·der·mal [suhb-dur-muh l] /sʌbˈdɜr məl/
Origin of subcutaneous
From the Late Latin
dating back to 1645–55.
Related formssub·cu·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverbsub·cu·ta·ne·ous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for subcutaneous
Curarine in a subcutaneous dose of one-third of a grain is antagonistic so far that it paralyses the voluntary muscles.
Opium, whether taken in substance, or still more by subcutaneous injection, in some individuals constantly causes faintness.
British Dictionary definitions for subcutaneous
med situated, used, or introduced beneath the skina subcutaneous injection
Derived Formssubcutaneously, adverb
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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Medicine definitions for subcutaneous
Located, found, or placed just beneath the skin; hypodermic.
Related formssub′cu•ta′ne•ous•ly adv.
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Science definitions for subcutaneous
Located or placed just beneath the skin.
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