[suhb-kyoo-tey-nee-uh s] /ˌsʌb kyuˈteɪ ni əs/
situated or lying under the skin, as tissue.
performed or introduced under the skin, as an injection by a syringe.
living below the several layers of the skin, as certain parasites.
(med) situated, used, or introduced beneath the skin: a subcutaneous injection
subcutaneous sub·cu·ta·ne·ous (sŭb’kyōō-tā’nē-əs)
Abbr. s.c., SQ
Located, found, or placed just beneath the skin; hypodermic.
Located or placed just beneath the skin.
- Subcutaneous mastectomy
subcutaneous mastectomy n. Surgical removal of the breast tissues, with preservation of the skin, nipple, and areola, usually followed by the implantation of a prosthesis.
- Subcutaneous operation
subcutaneous operation n. An operation, as for the division of a tendon, performed without incising the skin beyond a minute opening.
- Subcutaneous ring
subcutaneous ring n. See superficial inguinal ring.
- Subcutaneous tenotomy
subcutaneous tenotomy n. Division of a tendon by means of a small pointed knife introduced through skin and subcutaneous tissue without an incision.