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Medical Term:

percutaneous

Pronunciation: per'kyu-ta'ne-us

Definition: Denoting the passage of substances through unbroken skin, as in absorption by inunction; also passage through the skin by needle puncture, including introduction of wires and catheters by Seldinger technique.

Synonym(s): transcutaneous, transdermic

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