subcutaneous

adjective sub·cu·ta·ne·ous \ ˌsəb-kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs \
Updated on: 6 May 2018

Definition of subcutaneous

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

subcutaneously

adverb

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Origin and Etymology of subcutaneous

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


SUBCUTANEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

subcutaneous

Definition of subcutaneous for English Language Learners

  • medical : under the skin


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subcutaneous

adjective sub·cu·ta·ne·ous \ ˌsəb-kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs \

medical Definition of subcutaneous

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

subcutaneously

adverb

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