percutaneous

adjective
per·cu·ta·ne·ous | \ˌpər-kyü-ˈtā-nē-əs \

Definition of percutaneous 

: effected, occurring, or performed through the skin

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Other Words from percutaneous

percutaneously adverb

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Stents are implanted during angioplasty procedures called percutaneous coronary interventions, or PCIs. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "Which Heart Patients Need Stents? A New Study Stirs Debate," 4 Dec. 2017 For example, Piedmont Newnan is about to start percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), which is basically like a cath lab. Jon Waterhouse, ajc, "Using social media in nursing," 30 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of percutaneous

1862, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of percutaneous was in 1862

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percutaneous

adjective
per·cu·ta·ne·ous | \ˌpər-kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs \

Medical Definition of percutaneous 

: effected or performed through the skin percutaneous removal of renal calculi— G. M. Preminger et al

Other Words from percutaneous

percutaneously adverb

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