Definition of cutaneous in English:


Line breaks: cu¦ta|ne¦ous
Pronunciation: /kjuːˈteɪnɪəs


  • Relating to or affecting the skin: cutaneous pigmentation
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    • The mammary glands are specialized cutaneous glands that develop rapidly but incompletely at puberty.
    • New fibres are redirected to cutaneous sweat glands and hence gustatory sweating occurs.
    • The sural nerve sometimes supplies the dorsal cutaneous area of the lateral two and one-half toes.


late 16th century: from modern Latin cutaneus (from Latin cutis 'skin') + -ous.

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