[ hahy-puh-bar-ik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈbær ɪk /

adjective Medicine/Medical.

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

Nearby words

  1. hypoaldosteronuria,
  2. hypoalgesia,
  3. hypoalimentation,
  4. hypoallergenic,
  5. hypoazoturia,
  6. hypobarism,
  7. hypobaropathy,
  8. hypobasis,
  9. hypobetalipoproteinemia,
  10. hypoblast

Origin of hypobaric

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

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Medicine definitions for hypobaric


[ hī′pə-bărĭk ]


Relating to ambient gas pressures below one atmosphere.
Less dense than diluent or medium. Used of solutions.

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Science definitions for hypobaric


[ hī′pə-bărĭk ]

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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