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subcutaneous (ˌsʌbkjuːˈteɪnɪəs Pronunciation for subcutaneous



  1. (medicine) situated, used, or introduced beneath the skin   ⇒ a subcutaneous injection

Derived Forms

ˌsubcuˈtaneously adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Late Latin subcutāneus, from sub- + Latin cutis skin + -eous

Example Sentences Including 'subcutaneous'

A new mode of presentation is occurring in drug users, the organism entering at sites of subcutaneous injection.
British Medical Journal (2002)
ADI is up to 12.5mg per kg body weight, established after repeated subcutaneous injections in animals.
Mervyn, Leonard Thorsons' Complete Guide to Vitamins and Minerals
Another team of surgeons would remove, or "de-glove", the face, facial muscles, skin and subcutaneous fat.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
Both visceral and subcutaneous fat contribute to health problems, but it would appear that visceral contributes more.
Ottawa Sun (2003)
I was holding the needle above her thigh, when 351 suddenly I remembered where I'd come across ` subcutaneous '.
Anita Anderson SUMMER OF SECRETS (2003)
No blood flowed and the subcutaneous skin layers were visible along the conical hole -I still bear the scar.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
She later collapsed with Ludwig's angina, a rare inflammation of the subcutaneous tissue below the chin, tongue and roof of the mouth.
Independent (1998)
She saw then that he was on edge, that there was a subcutaneous anxiety at work which she had given too little attention to.
Delman, David Death of a Nymph
`Tarra, it says here the injection needs to be subcutaneous.
Anita Anderson SUMMER OF SECRETS (2003)


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