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

Definition of subcutaneous

: being, living, occurring, or administered under the skin subcutaneous parasites subcutaneous tissues

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Other Words from subcutaneous

subcutaneously adverb

Examples of subcutaneous in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That's called subcutaneous fat, which doesn't affect hormones. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Belly fat linked to early death, study finds," 23 Sep. 2020 Velasquez was born with Marfanoid-progeroid-lipodystrophy syndrome, which causes and aged appearance due to a lack of subcutaneous fat, according to an entry in UniProt. Jason Duaine Hahn,, "Lizzie Velasquez Says Parent Used Her Picture to Prank Child in Viral TikTok Trend," 1 Sep. 2020 Today, scientists around the world are using cutting-edge technologies, from subcutaneous biosensors to specialized food supplements, in an effort to improve safety and efficiency within the $385 billion global cattle meat industry. Popular Science, "Gene-edited cows could make meat more sustainable. But would people eat it?," 7 Aug. 2020 The firm won an Accelerator grant to develop a subcutaneous sensor to simultaneously monitor glucose, ketones, and lactase in diabetic patients. Nicholas Wallace, Science | AAAS, "Watch out Silicon Valley: European Union gets into the venture capital game," 8 Apr. 2020 Those terrifying sounds and subcutaneous sensations were common during missions. Chuck Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "'Cold Blue' Shows the B-17 Bomber Like You've Never Seen It Before," 16 May 2019 Restylane® Lyft with Lidocaine is also indicated for injection into the subcutaneous plane in the dorsal hand to correct volume deficit in patients over the age of 21. Vogue, "Celebrity Manicurist Deborah Lippmann on Beauty, Aging, and the Product That Changed her Relationship With her Hands," 1 Apr. 2019 Together, this and other current research suggests that visceral fat in your belly is more actively involved in promoting inflammation than subcutaneous fat, and is potentially more of a health risk than other types of body fat. Sarah Jacoby, SELF, "The Science on Weight and Health," 26 June 2018 Although Richards didn’t mention any pain, Jane Barton wrote a prescription for high-dosage opioids and gave Richards a subcutaneous infusion. Rupert Darwall, WSJ, "Reform the NHS Before It Kills Again," 4 July 2018

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First Known Use of subcutaneous

1651, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subcutaneous

Late Latin subcutaneus, from Latin sub- + cutis skin — more at hide entry 2

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The first known use of subcutaneous was in 1651

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30 Sep 2020

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“Subcutaneous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of subcutaneous

medical : under the skin


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

Medical Definition of subcutaneous

: being, living, used, or made under the skin subcutaneous parasites

Other Words from subcutaneous

subcutaneously adverb

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