Definition of subcutaneous
: being, living, occurring, or administered under the skin subcutaneous parasites subcutaneous tissues
Recent Examples of subcutaneous from the Web
Having more subcutaneous fat apparently helps them better withstand the water’s cold temperatures, which can dip into the 50s; today, most amas use wet suits but no other scuba equipment.
The damage to Dean’s leg penetrated through all the layers of skin and subcutaneous fat, but stopped at the membrane that encases his thigh muscle.
Through the 2000s, Bangalore’s urban landscape expanded so quickly that the city had no time to extend its subcutaneous network of water pipes into the fastest-growing areas, like Whitefield.
Much of acting is unconscious and beyond actors’ control—not merely accents or gestures but the subcutaneous, the fundamental matter of personal bearing, which develops in early life and is inseparable from upbringing, education, and mores.
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SUBCUTANEOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subcutaneous for English Language Learners
medical : under the skin
Medical Definition of subcutaneous
: being, living, used, or made under the skin subcutaneous parasites
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