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TRANSCUTANEOUS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does transcutaneous mean? 

TRANSCUTANEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective TRANSCUTANEOUS has 1 sense:

1. through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches)

  Familiarity information: TRANSCUTANEOUS used as an adjective is very rare.


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TRANSCUTANEOUS (adjective)


Sense 1transcutaneous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Through the unbroken skin; refers to medications applied directly to the skin (creams or ointments) or in time-release forms (skin patches)

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

percutaneous; transcutaneous; transdermal; transdermic

Context examples:

transdermal estrogen / percutaneous absorption

Domain category:

materia medica; pharmacological medicine; pharmacology (the science or study of drugs: their preparation and properties and uses and effects)

Pertainym:

skin (a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch)


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