- 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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It enters through small holes in the derma into a subdermal cavity, which separates the membrane from the bulk of the sponge.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa
- 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 subdermal
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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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