subcutaneously, adv.subcutaneousness, n.
/sub'kyooh tay"nee euhs/, adj.
1. situated or lying under the skin, as tissue.
2. performed or introduced under the skin, as an injection by a syringe.
3. living below the several layers of the skin, as certain parasites.
Also, subdermal /sub derr"meuhl/, subdermic.
[1645-55; < LL subcutaneus. See SUB-, CUTANEOUS]

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  • subcutaneous — adjective Etymology: Late Latin subcutaneus, from Latin sub + cutis skin more at hide Date: 1651 being, living, occurring, or administered under the skin < subcutaneous parasites > < subcutaneous tissues > • subcutaneously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • subcutaneous — [[t]sʌ̱bkjute͟ɪniəs[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n Subcutaneous is used to indicate that something is situated, used, or put under your skin. ...subcutaneous fat …   English dictionary

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  • subcutaneous — sub|cu|ta|ne|ous [ˌsʌbkju:ˈteıniəs] adj technical [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: subcutaneus, from Latin sub + cutis skin ] beneath your skin ▪ subcutaneous fat >subcutaneously adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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