cu·​ta·​ne·​ous | \ kyü-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce cutaneous (audio) \

Definition of cutaneous

: of, relating to, or affecting the skin a cutaneous nerve cutaneous anthrax

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Other Words from cutaneous

cutaneously adverb

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Animal horns usually form around a bone, while cutaneous horns do not. Samantha Lauriello,, "This Woman Had a Giant Cutaneous Horn Growing Out of Her Thumb—and Doctors Aren't Sure Why," 6 June 2019 Kelli Mulhollen Dumas, his mother, told The Washington Post that he was diagnosed with cutaneous larva migrans, as a result. Caitlin Wolper, Teen Vogue, "Hookworms Buried Themselves Into a Tennessee Teen's Skin," 28 July 2018 What one wilderness doc thought was a simple rash or possibly the shingles on the top of his foot was actually a horde of cutaneous larva picked up while playing beach volleyball on the banks of the Amazon. Marc Peruzzi, Outside Online, "19 Lessons I Learned from Extreme Sports Pros," 25 June 2018 Ocular melanomas are the second most common type of melanoma -- after cutaneous, or skin, melanomas -- and represent about 5% of all melanoma cases. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Group of rare eye cancer cases baffles experts," 1 May 2018 However, ocular melanomas behave much differently than cutaneous melanomas and are generally considered to be more lethal, according to Orloff. Mark Lieber, CNN, "Group of rare eye cancer cases baffles experts," 1 May 2018 Between 2000 and 2010, new basal cell carcinoma (BCC) diagnoses rose 145%, and new squamous cell/cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) diagnoses rose 263%. Seventeen, "Here's Why You 100% Need To Put On Sunscreen," 18 May 2017 Up to one in five cases of cutaneous anthrax, the skin-infecting form, can be fatal. Maryn Mckenna, WIRED, "Terror and Bioterror: 9/11 to 10/4 (Part 3)," 25 Sep. 2011 The intergalactic sheen of the inorganic seems omnipresent, tinging everything from eyes, lips and nails to gilded temporary tattoos, cutaneous body adornments, to even the most ubiquitous handheld device, the rose gold iPhone 6s. Michael Rock, New York Times, "The Metallic Muse: Fashion’s Sci-Fi Obsession," 7 June 2016

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First Known Use of cutaneous

1578, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cutaneous

New Latin cutaneus, from Latin cutis skin — more at hide

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cu·​ta·​ne·​ous | \ kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce cutaneous (audio) \

Medical Definition of cutaneous

: of, relating to, or affecting the skin a cutaneous infection four cutaneous nerves arise from the cervical plexus

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cutaneously adverb

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