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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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subcutaneoussub‧cu‧ta‧ne‧ous /ˌsʌbkjuːˈteɪniəs◂/ adjective technical  HBHbeneath your skin subcutaneous fatsubcutaneously adverb
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subcutaneousCellulite is excess subcutaneous fat - fat which lies just under the skin near the surface of the body.Joseph Harker Women have a layer of subcutaneous fat that provides them with better insulation than men.Mortality among streptokinase-treated patients was 8.3% for those who also received intravenous heparin and 9.0% for those receiving subcutaneous heparin.The few year-round species of high-arctic birds and mammals make good use of feathers, fur and subcutaneous insulation.A prickling sensation between my eyes made my nose run and white-hot adrenalin scalded the subcutaneous layer beneath my skin.Many patients habitually use one or two sites and develop hard subcutaneous plaques or disfiguring insulin hypertrophy.Ottervanger etal reported a myocardial infarction in a 47-year-old woman after subcutaneous sumatriptan.
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