Definition of percutaneous in English:

percutaneous

adjective

Medicine
  • Made, done, or effected through the skin.

    ‘percutaneous needle biopsy’
    • ‘Dysphagic patients should be fed through a nasogastric tube or percutaneous endoscopic feeding tube until it is safe to resume oral food and fluids.’
    • ‘Diagnosis usually requires incisional biopsy, but when necessary it can be made with a well planned percutaneous core needle biopsy.’
    • ‘For example, when percutaneous lung biopsies are performed the needle can be guided in through the lung under direct vision.’
    • ‘The diagnosis was also confirmed in all three patients who had a preoperative percutaneous needle biopsy.’
    • ‘Several types of skin testing instruments are available for percutaneous skin testing.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from Latin per cutem through the skin + -aneous.

Pronunciation:

percutaneous

/ˌpəːkjʊˈteɪnɪəs/