hypodermic

[ hahy-puh-dur-mik ]
/ ˌhaɪ pəˈdɜr mɪk /

adjective

noun

Origin of hypodermic

First recorded in 1860–65; hypoderm(a) + -ic

Related forms

hy·po·der·mi·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for hypodermic

hypodermic

/ (ˌhaɪpəˈdɜːmɪk) /

adjective

of or relating to the region of the skin beneath the epidermis
injected beneath the skin

noun

a hypodermic syringe or needle
a hypodermic injection

Derived Forms

hypodermically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for hypodermic

hypodermic

[ hī′pə-dûrmĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to the layer just beneath the epidermis.
Relating to the hypodermis.
Injected beneath the skin.

n.

A hypodermic injection.
A hypodermic needle.
A hypodermic syringe.

Related forms

hy′po•dermi•cal•ly adv.
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