Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Acting medicinally by absorption through the skin.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Acting through the skin, or by direct application to the skin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Acting through the skin, or by direct application to the skin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In medicine, involving direct application to the skin: said of that method of administering medicines in which they are applied to the skin after the epidermis has been removed by blistering. See hypodermic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. acting by absorption through the skin

Etymologies

Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The endermic exhibition of morphia may also be resorted to for the purpose of relieving the pain incident to the wound, of preventing the development of tetanic symptoms, and of securing quietude and sleep to the patient.

    An Epitome of Practical Surgery, for Field and Hospital.

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