transcutaneous

adjective
trans·​cu·​ta·​ne·​ous | \ ˌtran(t)s-kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce transcutaneous (audio) \

Definition of transcutaneous

: passing, entering, or made by penetration through the skin transcutaneous infection

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The Mayo team has just launched a study comparing transcutaneous stimulation with epidural stimulation. Cassandra Willyard, Scientific American, "How a Revolutionary Technique Got People with Spinal-Cord Injuries Back on Their Feet," 7 Aug. 2019 Nerve stimulation therapy: Acupuncture and transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can help relieve chronic pain. Paige Mclaughlin, Philly.com, "Q&A: How can I manage my back and neck pain without opioid medications?," 7 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of transcutaneous

circa 1941, in the meaning defined above

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transcutaneous

adjective
trans·​cu·​ta·​ne·​ous | \ ˌtran(t)s-kyu̇-ˈtā-nē-əs How to pronounce transcutaneous (audio) \

Medical Definition of transcutaneous

: passing, entering, or made by penetration through the skin transcutaneous infection

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