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

Other Words from cutaneous

cutaneously adverb

Examples of cutaneous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drug is administered once-weekly by sub-cutaneous injection. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Other possible causes include necrotizing fasciitis, chancroid, lymphogranuloma venereum, anogenital cutaneous amebiasis, cancer, or a belt sander. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 24 Oct. 2021 One migraine symptom that has worsened after REM sleep deprivation is cutaneous allodynia, when someone feels pain after their skin is touched in way that usually doesn't produce pain, according to the study. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 22 Sep. 2021 While a biopsy of the skin is often not needed for diagnosis of psoriasis, Dr. Brodell says sometimes a dermatologist may choose to perform a biopsy to exclude other possible conditions that also include scaling, such as cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. Cathy Cassata,, 20 Sep. 2021 The first wash of its kind, Microbiome Balancing Cleanser is specifically formulated to support the health, balance & comfort of skin prone to bacterial & fungal folliculitis or cutaneous candida. Essence, 20 Sep. 2021 There’s some just-short-of-gore medical fantasy that veers from the simple wonder of cutaneous special effects to the macabrely skeletal to the over-the-top surgical. Richard Brody, The New Yorker, 22 July 2021 There are three types of anthrax infection: cutaneous (through the skin), inhalation (through the lungs; the most deadly) and gastrointestinal (through digestion). Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 13 May 2021 One Post employee is confirmed to have a cutaneous infection and a second shows symptoms of the same infection. Cnn Editorial Research, CNN, 13 May 2021 See More

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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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7 May 2022

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“Cutaneous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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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

Other Words from cutaneous

cutaneously adverb

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