cutaneous

adjective

cu·​ta·​ne·​ous kyü-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce cutaneous (audio)
: of, relating to, or affecting the skin
a cutaneous nerve
cutaneous anthrax
cutaneously adverb

Examples of cutaneous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In humans, exposure to cutaneous heating (41°C) activates the mid orbitofrontal cortex, the pregenual anterior cingulate cortex,and the ventral striatum, with the degree of activation being associated with subjective pleasantness ratings made in response to the warm temperature. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 15 May 2016 Injection anthrax, where a needle introduces the anthrax spores into the body, has symptoms similar to cutaneous anthrax but may include an infection deep under the skin or in the muscle where the drug was injected, the CDC says. Robert Hart, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 There are several different forms of the disease; however, the three most common forms are cutaneous, visceral, and mucocutaneous.1 Cutaneous leishmaniasis is the form that causes skin sores. Nick Blackmer, Verywell Health, 29 Oct. 2023 Just a pinch more to dance on your cutaneous buds without getting showy, silly or aggressive with it. Haley Laurence | Hlaurence@al.com, al, 3 Aug. 2023 This rash affects 46-65% of individuals who have lupus and is said to look like a wolf's bite or scratch.4 When lupus affects the skin, it is called cutaneous lupus erythematosus (CLE). Sara Coughlin, Health, 17 May 2023 The hope for toddlers with peanut allergy DBV Technologies, which focuses on pediatric cutaneous treatment for food allergies, conducted the trial with 413 subjects across eight countries. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 12 May 2023 These muscle activations will generate proprioceptive and cutaneous feedback that will activate somatosensory areas, as well as in brain regions that receive input from the superior colliculus. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 14 Oct. 2018 Dermatologists may encounter patients who undergo the bagel head procedure and subsequently present with a cutaneous infection. Seriously Science, Discover Magazine, 28 Oct. 2016 See More

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

1578, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cutaneous was in 1578

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Cite this Entry

“Cutaneous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutaneous. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

cutaneous

adjective
cu·​ta·​ne·​ous kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce cutaneous (audio)
: of, relating to, or affecting the skin
a cutaneous infection

Medical Definition

cutaneous

adjective
cu·​ta·​ne·​ous kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce cutaneous (audio)
: of, relating to, or affecting the skin
a cutaneous infection
four cutaneous nerves arise from the cervical plexus
cutaneously adverb

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