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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Examples from the Web for subcutaneously
Historical Examples of subcutaneously
Intramuscularly the toxicity is 30 percent greater than subcutaneously.
Arecolin in one-half grain doses, subcutaneously, has given as much satisfaction as any other drug.
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
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 subcutaneously
"under the skin," 1650s, from sub- + cutaneous. Related: Subcutaneously.
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subcutaneously in Medicine
Related formssub′cu•ta′ne•ous•ly adv.
Located, found, or placed just beneath the skin; hypodermic.
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subcutaneously in Science
Located or placed just beneath the skin.
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