subcutaneous

adjective
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 Doctors implanted a subcutaneous cardioverter defibrillator, an electronic device to constantly monitor her heart rhythm. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Oct. 2021 Page has been open about his gender transition and his top surgery (subcutaneous mastectomy), a surgical procedure that, for trans men, removes breast tissue, alleviating gender dysphoria. Glenn Garner, PEOPLE.com, 14 Aug. 2021 Deep body fat is a health risk for several reasons and is much more damaging to health than subcutaneous fat. Bryant Stamford, The Courier-Journal, 30 Sep. 2021 It can be administered through an intravenous infusion, or a subcutaneous injection, which is less time-consuming and labor-intensive, and more practical in an outbreak situation. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, 21 Aug. 2021 It can be administered through an intravenous infusion, or a subcutaneous injection, which is less time-consuming and labor-intensive, and more practical in an outbreak situation. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, 21 Aug. 2021 It can be administered through an intravenous infusion, or a subcutaneous injection, which is less time-consuming and labor-intensive, and more practical in an outbreak situation. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, 21 Aug. 2021 The mAbs have to be given by an infusion or, if getting an infusion would cause a delay in treatment, the Regeneron treatment can also be given by four subcutaneous injections. Jen Christensen, CNN, 18 Aug. 2021 It can be administered through an intravenous infusion, or a subcutaneous injection, which is less time-consuming and labor-intensive, and more practical in an outbreak situation. Sasha Pezenik, ABC News, 21 Aug. 2021

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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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25 Oct 2021

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“Subcutaneous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcutaneous. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for subcutaneous

subcutaneous

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of subcutaneous

: under the skin

subcutaneous

adjective
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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