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Subcutaneous

Definition

The term "cutaneous" refers to the skin. Subcutaneous means beneath or under all the layers of the skin. For example, a subcutaneous cyst is under the skin.

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References

Habif TP, ed. Principles of diagnosis and anatomy. . 5th ed. St. Louis, Mo: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 1.

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