Etymology
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percutaneous (adj.)

"passed, done, or effected through the skin," 1862, with -ous  + Latin per cutem "through the skin," from per "through" (see per) + cutem, accusative singular of cutis "skin" (from PIE root *(s)keu- "to cover, conceal"). Related: Percutaneously.

updated on March 30, 2020

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Definitions of percutaneous from WordNet

percutaneous (adj.)
through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches);
percutaneous absorption
Synonyms: transdermal / transdermic / transcutaneous
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