a not clearly revealed or formulated direction of thought, intention, action, etc., underlying what is manifested:
His words, though ostensibly friendly, betrayed a subcurrent of hostility.
[suhb-kyoo-tey-nee-uh s] /ˌsʌb kyuˈteɪ ni əs/ 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. subcutaneous /ˌsʌbkjuːˈteɪnɪəs/ adjective 1. (med) situated, used, or introduced beneath the skin: a subcutaneous […]
- Subcutaneous emphysema
subcutaneous emphysema n. The presence of air or gas in subcutaneous tissues. Also called aerodermectasia, pneumoderma.
- Subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborn
subcutaneous fat necrosis of newborn n. See sclerema neonatorum.
- Subcutaneous flap
subcutaneous flap n. A pedicle flap in which the pedicle is denuded of epithelium and buried in the subcutaneous tissue of the recipient area.