- 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 subcutaneously
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.Rolling Stones
The thing typified all that was fast, insecure, and subcutaneously oily in modern life.The Forsyte Saga, Volume III.
- 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 subcutaneously
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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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