Sub`cu*ta"ne*ous (?), a.
Situated under the skin; hypodermic.
Subcutaneous operation Surg., an operation performed without opening that part of the skin opposite to, or over, the internal section.
<-- subcutaneous injection, (Med) an injection method in which the injected liquid is delivered directly under the skin, as contrasted with intramuscular or intravenous injection. Also called subdermal injection. -->
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