Definition of subcutis in English:

subcutis

noun

Anatomy Zoology
  • The layer of loose connective tissue beneath the skin, typically containing some or many fat cells as well as blood vessels and nerves.

Origin

Late 19th century. From sub- + cutis. Compare earlier subcuticle, subcuticular.

Pronunciation

subcutis

/ˌsʌbˈkjuːtɪs/