[ hahy-puh-bar-ik ]

  1. (of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity lower than that of cerebrospinal fluid.: Compare hyperbaric (def. 1).

Origin of hypobaric

1925–30; hypo- + Greek bár(os) weight + -ic

Words Nearby hypobaric

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Scientific definitions for hypobaric


[ hī′pə-bărĭk ]

  1. Relating to conditions of low air pressure and low oxygen content, such as atmospheric conditions at high altitudes, or in special chambers used to establish low-pressure conditions.

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