Endermic
Endermic En*der"mic, a. [Gr. ? in + ? skin.] (Med.) Acting through the skin, or by direct application to the skin. [1913 Webster]

{Endermic method}, that in which the medicine enters the system through the skin, being applied either to the sound skin, or to the surface denuded of the cuticle by a blister. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • endermic — [en dʉr′mik] adj. [< Gr en, in + derma, the skin (see DERMA1) + IC] designating or of a medicine, chemical, etc. that is absorbed through the skin endermically adv …   English World dictionary

  • endermic — en·der·mic en dər mik adj 1) acting through the skin or by direct application to the skin <endermic ointments> 2) administered within the dermis: INTRADERMAL <endermic injections> …   Medical dictionary

  • endermic — endermically, adv. /en derr mik/, adj. acting through the skin, as a medicine, by absorption. [1825 35; EN 1 + DERM + IC] * * * …   Universalium

  • endermic — adj. absorbed through the skin (as in medication) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • endermic — en·der·mic …   English syllables

  • endermic — /ɛnˈdɜmɪk/ (say en dermik) adjective acting through the skin, as a medicine. {en 2 + derm + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • endermic —   a. acting by absorption through the skin …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • endermic — adj. acting on or through the skin. Derivatives: endermically adv. Etymology: EN (2) + Gk derma skin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Endermic method — Endermic En*der mic, a. [Gr. ? in + ? skin.] (Med.) Acting through the skin, or by direct application to the skin. [1913 Webster] {Endermic method}, that in which the medicine enters the system through the skin, being applied either to the sound… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • endermic, endermatic — In or through the skin; denoting a method of treatment, as by inunction; the remedy produces its constitutional effect when absorbed through the skin surface to which it is applied. [G. en, in, + derma (dermat ), skin] …   Medical dictionary

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