subcutaneous

[suhb-kyoo-tey-nee-uhs]
adjective
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 [suhb-dur-muhl] , subdermic.


Origin:
1645–55; < Late Latin subcutāneus. See sub-, cutaneous

subcutaneously, adverb
subcutaneousness, noun
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subcutaneous (ˌsʌbkjuːˈteɪnɪəs)
 
adj
med situated, used, or introduced beneath the skin: a subcutaneous injection
 
[C17: from Late Latin subcutāneus, from sub- + Latin cutis skin + -eous]
 
subcu'taneously
 
adv

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subcutaneous
"under the skin," 1651, from sub- + cutaneous (see cuticle).
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Medical Dictionary

subcutaneous sub·cu·ta·ne·ous (sŭb'kyōō-tā'nē-əs)
adj.
Abbr. s.c., SQ
Located, found, or placed just beneath the skin; hypodermic.


sub'cu·ta'ne·ous·ly adv.
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subcutaneous   (sŭb'ky-tā'nē-əs)  Pronunciation Key 
Located or placed just beneath the skin.
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Example sentences
Subcutaneous emphysema occurs when air gets into tissues under the skin.
You'll feel your skin crawl as tiny agents drag the subcutaneous ink into new
  shapes.
The condition is called subcutaneous emphysema, meaning air under the skin.
Belly fat is completely different from the subcutaneous fat that surrounds our
  bodies.
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