sub·​cu·​tis | \ ˌsəb-ˈkyü-təs How to pronounce subcutis (audio) \

Definition of subcutis

: the deeper part of the dermis

Examples of subcutis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He was diagnosed with subcutaneous emphysema - a rare condition in which air gets trapped under the skin's lowest layer called the subcutis or hypodermis. The Washington Post,, "Dachshund blew up like a balloon, 'crackled like Bubble Wrap'," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of subcutis

1877, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subcutis

New Latin, from Late Latin, beneath the skin, from Latin sub- + cutis

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“Subcutis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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sub·​cu·​tis | \ ˌsəb-ˈkyüt-əs, ˈsəb- How to pronounce subcutis (audio) \

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