Definition of "subcutaneous" [sub•cu•ta•ne•ous]

  • (adjective) Located or placed just beneath the skin: subcutaneous tissue; a subcutaneous implant.

Use "subcutaneous" in a sentence

  • "The other type sits just under the skin and is known as subcutaneous abdominal fat."
  • "Also, a 2008 study published in Cell Metabolism found that the fat that accumulates around the thighs and hips, called subcutaneous fat, actually lowers risk of diabetes."
  • "You have a little bit of what's called subcutaneous fat that's just underneath your skin."

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