- 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/, sub·der·mic.
Origin of subcutaneous
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Examples from the Web for subcutaneous
The implants may stay in place but the skin around it will wrinkle and sag as the loss of subcutaneous fat takes place.Your Puffy-Face Moments, Inspired by Ashley Judd
April 13, 2012
Skins and subcutaneous layers are soft, for the same reason.Masters of Space
Edward Elmer Smith
They've got a hide like a walrus, and a terrific layer of subcutaneous fat.Skylark Three
Edward Elmer Smith
In anasarca the subcutaneous tissue is soft, and pits on pressure.
A phlegmonous inflamation of the skin and subcutaneous tissues.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
The incision should include the skin and subcutaneous tissue.
- med situated, used, or introduced beneath the skina subcutaneous injection
C17: from Late Latin subcutāneus, from sub- + Latin cutis skin + -eous
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Word Origin and History for subcutaneous
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- Located, found, or placed just beneath the skin; hypodermic.
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- Located or placed just beneath the skin.
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