external absorption


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ex·ter·nal ab·sorp·tion

the absorption of substances through skin, mucocutaneous surfaces, or mucous membranes.

external absorption

the taking up of substances through the mucous membranes or the skin.

ex·ter·nal ab·sorp·tion

(ek-stĕrnăl ăb-sōrpshŭn)
Absorption of substances through skin, mucocutaneous surfaces, or mucous membranes.

external absorption

Absorption of material by the skin and mucous membrane.
See also: absorption