transdermal [trans-dur-muh l, tranz-] ExamplesWord Origin adjective

  1. Also trans·der·mic. transcutaneous.
  2. Pharmacology. (of a medication) applied to the skin, usually as part of an adhesive patch, for absorption into the bloodstream.

Origin of transdermal trans- + dermal Examples from the Web for transdermal Historical Examples of transdermal

  • I was exhausted and soaked with sweat, and the transdermal under my costume itched.

    Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

    Cory Doctorow

  • British Dictionary definitions for transdermal transdermal adjective

    1. (of a medicine) entering the bloodstream by absorption through the skin

    Word Origin for transdermal C20: from trans- + dermal transdermal in Medicine transdermal [trăns-dûr′məl, trănz-] adj.

    1. Through or by way of the skin.
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