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subcutaneous

[suhb-kyoo-tey-nee-uh s]
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adjective
  1. situated or lying under the skin, as tissue.
  2. performed or introduced under the skin, as an injection by a syringe.
  3. living below the several layers of the skin, as certain parasites.
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Also sub·der·mal [suhb-dur-muh l] /sʌbˈdɜr məl/, sub·der·mic.

Origin of subcutaneous

From the Late Latin word subcutāneus, dating back to 1645–55. See sub-, cutaneous
Related formssub·cu·ta·ne·ous·ly, adverbsub·cu·ta·ne·ous·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for subcutaneously

Historical Examples

  • Intramuscularly the toxicity is 30 percent greater than subcutaneously.

    All About Coffee

    William H. Ukers

  • Arecolin in one-half grain doses, subcutaneously, has given as much satisfaction as any other drug.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

    United States Department of Agriculture

  • Easily and skilfully he injected, subcutaneously, the contents of the syringe into the muscles of the region over the heart.

  • The thing typified all that was fast, insecure, and subcutaneously oily in modern life.


British Dictionary definitions for subcutaneously

subcutaneous

adjective
  1. med situated, used, or introduced beneath the skina subcutaneous injection
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Derived Formssubcutaneously, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin subcutāneus, from sub- + Latin cutis skin + -eous
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Word Origin and History for subcutaneously

subcutaneous

adj.

"under the skin," 1650s, from sub- + cutaneous. Related: Subcutaneously.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

subcutaneously in Medicine

subcutaneous

(sŭb′kyōō-tānē-əs)
adj.
  1. Located, found, or placed just beneath the skin; hypodermic.
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Related formssub′cu•tane•ous•ly adv.
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subcutaneously in Science

subcutaneous

[sŭb′kyōō-tānē-əs]
  1. Located or placed just beneath the skin.
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