[trans-dur-muh l, tranz-]
- Also trans·der·mic. transcutaneous.
- Pharmacology. (of a medication) applied to the skin, usually as part of an adhesive patch, for absorption into the bloodstream.
Origin of transdermal
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I was exhausted and soaked with sweat, and the transdermal under my costume itched.Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
- (of a medicine) entering the bloodstream by absorption through the skin
Word Origin for transdermal
C20: from trans- + dermal
- Through or by way of the skin.
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