Percutaneous



[pur-kyoo-tey-nee-uh s] /ˌpɜr kyuˈteɪ ni əs/

adjective
1.
administered, removed, or absorbed by way of the skin, as an injection, needle biopsy, or transdermal drug.
/ˌpɜːkjʊˈteɪnɪəs/
adjective
1.
(med) effected through the skin, as in the absorption of an ointment
adj.

1862, from Latin per cutem “through the skin” (see cuticle) + -ous. Related: Percutaneously.

percutaneous per·cu·ta·ne·ous (pûr’kyōō-tā’nē-əs)
adj.
Passed, done, or effected through the unbroken skin.
per’cu·ta’ne·ous·ly adv.

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