transcutaneous

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trans- +‎ cutaneous

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transcutaneous (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) Penetrating, entering, passing through, or shining through the intact skin (as by light waves or sound waves); in contrast to percutaneous meaning through a disruption in the skin.
    Transcutaneous measurement of oxygen is a helpful monitoring procedure.

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