[ hahy-per-bar-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pərˈbær ɪk /
(of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid.Compare hypobaric.
pertaining to or utilizing gaseous pressure greater than normal, especially for administering oxygen in the treatment of certain diseases.
Hyper vs. HypoLet’s start from the top: Hyper- is a prefix that means excess or exaggeration, while hypo- is another prefix that means under or beneath. Both hyper and hypo are usually used as prefixes, which are elements or partial words added to the beginning of a base word to modify its meaning. Hyper is derived from the Greek word for over, and hypo is a Greek …
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperbaric
/ (ˌhaɪpəˈbærɪk) /
of, concerned with, or operating at pressures higher than normal
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Word Origin and History for hyperbaric
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Medicine definitions for hyperbaric
[ hī′pər-băr′ĭk ]
Of, relating to, producing, operating, or occurring at pressures higher than normal atmospheric pressure.
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