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transdermal

[trans-dur-muh l, tranz-]
adjective
  1. Also trans·der·mic. transcutaneous.
  2. Pharmacology. (of a medication) applied to the skin, usually as part of an adhesive patch, for absorption into the bloodstream.
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Origin of transdermal

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Examples from the Web for transdermal

Historical Examples

  • I was exhausted and soaked with sweat, and the transdermal under my costume itched.

    Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

    Cory Doctorow


British Dictionary definitions for transdermal

transdermal

adjective
  1. (of a medicine) entering the bloodstream by absorption through the skin
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Word Origin

C20: from trans- + dermal
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transdermal in Medicine

transdermal

(trăns-dûrməl, trănz-)
adj.
  1. Through or by way of the skin.
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