Definition of subcuticular in US English:

subcuticular

adjective

  • 1Chiefly Medicine. Located or occurring under the skin; subcutaneous; subepidermal.

  • 2Zoology and Botany. Located or occurring under the cuticle (of an invertebrate animal, plant, etc.); of or relating to the subcuticle.

Origin

Late 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Gibson (d. 1722), physician. From sub- + cuticular, after post-classical Latin subcuticularis.

Pronunciation

subcuticular

/ˌsʌbkjuːˈtɪkjʊlə/