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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Late Latin
Origin: subcutaneus, from Latin sub- + cutis 'skin'

subcutaneous

adjective
     
Related topics: Human
sub‧cu‧ta‧ne‧ous technical
HBH beneath your skin:
subcutaneous fat
subcutaneously adverb

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