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

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

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

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


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