One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Anatomy and Medicine. Designating the junction between a mucous membrane and the skin, as at the mouth, anus, etc.
2Medicine. Of, relating to, or affecting mucous membranes and skin.
Late 19th century; earliest use found in T. Clifford Allbutt (1836–1925), physician. From muco- + cutaneous.
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