Relating to the skin. [L. cutis, skin]

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cu·ta·ne·ous kyu̇-'tā-nē-əs adj of, relating to, or affecting the skin <a \cutaneous infection> <four \cutaneous nerves arise from the cervical plexus>
cu·ta·ne·ous·ly adv

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relating to the skin.

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cu·ta·ne·ous (ku-taґne-əs) [L. cutis skin] pertaining to the skin; called also dermal and dermic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • cutaneous — cu*ta ne*ous (k[ u]*t[=a] n[ e]*[u^]s), a. [Cf. F. cutan[ e], fr. L. cutis skin. See {Cuticle}.] Of or pertaining to the skin; existing on, or affecting, the skin; as, a cutaneous disease; cutaneous absorption; cutaneous respiration; cutaneous… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cutaneous — 1570s, from M.L. cutaneus, from L. cutis the skin (see CUTICLE (Cf. cuticle)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cutaneous — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to or affecting the skin. ORIGIN from Latin cutis skin …   English terms dictionary

  • cutaneous — [kyo͞o tā′nē əs] adj. [ModL cutaneus < ML < L cutis: see CUTICLE] of, on, or affecting the skin …   English World dictionary

  • cutaneous — adjective Etymology: New Latin cutaneus, from Latin cutis skin more at hide Date: 1578 of, relating to, or affecting the skin < a cutaneous nerve > < cutaneous anthrax > • cutaneously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cutaneous — pertaining to the skin …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • cutaneous — adj. [L. cutis, skin] Pertaining to or of the nature of skin …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • cutaneous — cutaneously, adv. /kyooh tay nee euhs/, adj. of, pertaining to, or affecting the skin. [1570 80; < ML cutaneus, equiv. to L cut(is) the skin + aneus ( an(us) AN + eus EOUS). See CUTIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • cutaneous — adjective Of, relating to, existing on, or affecting the exterior skin; especially the cutis See Also: cuticle, transcutaneous …   Wiktionary

  • cutaneous — Synonyms and related words: cortical, dermal, dermic, ecderonic, ectodermal, ectodermic, endermatic, endermic, epicarpal, epidermal, epidermic, furry, hypodermal, hypodermic, intracardiac, intradermal, intramedullary, intraspinal, intrathecal,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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