Definition of skin conduction in US English:

skin conduction

noun

  • 1Electricity conduction of a current by the outer layer of a conductor; compare "skin effect" (now historical).

  • 2Physiology the conduction of heat or electricity by or through the skin of a person or animal.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Oliver Heaviside (1850–1925), physicist and electrical engineer.