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

Definition of cutaneous in English:


Relating to or affecting the skin: cutaneous pigmentation
More example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with cutaneous

contemporaneous, extemporaneous, extraneous, instantaneous, miscellaneous, Pausanias, porcellaneous, simultaneous, spontaneous, subcutaneous
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