subcutaneously

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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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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